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Basic Falconry Lesson

Be the Falconer!

  • All Year Round
  • Most Popular Experience!
Person (Age 7+)

Falconry the most regulated field sport in the U.S. To become a licensed falconer takes years of patience and care. Falconry is not a hobby; it is a lifestyle. Many people are fascinated with birds of prey and West Coast Falconry Center's Special Use permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife allows you to fly our trained birds of prey.

Our instructors guide you in learning how to hold a hawk, cast it from your glove, and then call it back again with one of our trained hawks. This is the foundation for working with a falconry bird in the field. You also learn about the history of falconry and the role of our raptors in their natural environments, as well as conservation.

There are plenty of photo opportunities and time to answer questions.

Duration: 1 hour

Minimum Age: 7  (Children under 7 may watch for free with a paid observer; no children under 5 years of age)

Number of participants: 2-12
Remember – you book at your own risk. In order for us to present this class, we need a Minimum of 2 participants. If we do not meet this minimum, you will be issued a credit to book at a later date. We will notify you within 10 days of your class if we are not able to meet our minimum.

Observers: 2 max per group

Offered – All Year Round

Best Months: October – April

Wheelchair accessible

NO DOGS ALLOWED; any and all payments will be forfeited and you will have to leave the property.


Center Hours: By appointment only, Friday through Monday

Office Hours: Sunday through Thursday 8am – 2pm