- Person Ages 9+
Hands-On Experience with Falcons, Hawks and Owls
The Falconry Experience is a three-hour, hands-on encounter with trained birds of prey. Learn about the different raptors here at the center, the art of falconry, the bird’s natural history and their role in the environment.
After we introduce ourselves, we take you to meet the birds and learn basic field etiquette. We then walk out to a nearby meadow and work with falcons in their different levels of training.
Our birds can reach amazing speeds in an aerial demonstration of swiftness and agility. Discover why falcons are the fastest creatures on the planet.
After we return the falcons to their mews, we glove up and take one of our trained Harris hawks into the forested hills behind the center. With a flying style very different from falcons, our hawks work with you on a more intimate level, involving plenty of one-on-one interaction. Fall in love with falconry’s most creative and endearing hawk.
We finish back at the center where you’ll meet, and interact, with one of our resident owls; always a show stopper.
There are plenty of photo opportunities and time to answer all of your questions. Immerse yourself in the raptor world. A great gift for someone special, including yourself!
Please book your appointments very carefully. We do not give refunds but will apply a credit to a gift card to be used in future events given 48 hours notice of cancellation. All sales are final. This policy applies to West Coast Falconry’s cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone or email to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.