The most primitive and perhaps fascinating of all raptors is the owl. Its large, round eyes made ancient man feel as if it could see into his soul, and the mythology surrounding this stealth hunter from the land of our dreams is replete with images of arcane wisdom to the fearful expectation of death.
Learn the facts about the most primitive raptor on the planet, its role in nature, its habitat, and how falconers have related to this enigmatic bird in the past and now in the present.
Our Eurasian Eagle Owl is representative of the largest species of owl on the planet. Attending the experience gets you up close to this giant, silent flier. You will witness her grace in flight as her trainers take her through her exercises and you will be able to have your picture taken with her.
Our North American Barn Owl, Amadan, will join in the classes to help teach about the owls’ amazing adaptations. As owls are the ‘odd’ bird of prey, you might even be able to have one of the smaller owls land on your glove for a photo opportunity!
Come and meet our newest pint size team member, Hamish, the Eastern Screech-Owl. They are common east of the Rockies in woods, suburbs, parks, and they’re even willing to nest in backyard nest boxes. These supremely camouflaged birds hide out in nooks and tree crannies through the day, so train your ears and listen for them at night.
This program has been developed by popular demand by our past clients, and now we are offering it as an event perfectly suited to the summer, when our hunting hawks and falcons are usually resting from a busy season.
ALL EXPERIENCES AND CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CONFIRM ALL BOOKINGS WITH WCF STAFF.
NO DOGS ALLOWED; Any and all payments will be forfeited and you will have to leave the property.
Price: $60 per person (No Observers for this class)
Estimated Time: 60 minutes
Number of participants: 1-8
Minimum Age: 8
Offered year round by appointment pending weather conditions
High winds, heavy rain and hot weather will stop us from flying.
Please Note: – Best times for classes are November through April. Remember to be prepared for the weather, wear layers and durable shoes. Even without rain, the area can be damp. DO NOT wear anything with fur, fur trim or feathers.
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