This is a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of our hawks, and falcons, their husbandry, training routines, living and sleeping quarters, and more – a world that until now, has been off-limits.
Through a combination of videos, and real-time online interaction with one of our master falconers, you will be able to observe, and learn about, all the facets of a raptor’s life that interest you the most.
In this adventure, you will learn what is involved in being a professional falconer from a three-generation professional falconry family. The daily husbandry, training, feeding, and pretty much anything you want to know about falconry.
1) Housing, Sleeping Quarters
You will learn the intricacies of this critical portion of husbandry. We will show you where they sleep, when and how we use these facilities, go over the evolution of their perches, purification system, and logic behind it all. Throughout the adventure, real-time interactions with the guests and presenters are highly encouraged, making for a more personal experience.
2) Housing, Weathering Area & Free Flight Chambers
As we tour our outside facilities, you and the presenter will discuss the details of our various weathering areas, and our free flight chambers, how we use, design, build, buy, and maintain them. And if you wish we can discuss the various types of Federal and State permits, and each one has its own set of housing guidelines.
We can get into as much detail or high-level explanation as you wish, what equipment we use, how they work, design considerations for making, buying, and using will be explained. Master Falconer, Mechanical Engineer, and our founder has been deeply involved in the development, refining, and creation of many types of equipment. We will start off with the bird’s anklets, jesses, leashes, lure, creance, GPS vs Telemetry (291 vs 434 MHz) various types of perches, (Bow, Block, Screen, Car…) Carriers and stop wherever you desire.
4) Diet and Weight Management
You will learn the basics of this most critical aspect of maintaining a healthy, strong-flying, and happy bird. We start off with why we manage their weights, how we do it, the different variables that affect their weight, such as temperature, exercise, type of food, and the tools we use for this.
5) Daily Training
You will learn how we train falcons to fly in a stadium in front of 22,500 screaming fanes, Hawks that hunt, Falcons that fly abatement work, Hawks that fly abatement, falcons, and hawk that perform 90 plus education programs annually and each bird has its own personality and changes with the season, their weight, conditioning, activity… So there are a LOT OF VARIABLES and many, many ways of training. We will give a high-level overview, and drill down to the details as you wish.
|Participants||For 1 to 100 persons|
Our kids loved the birds, it was an AMAZING educational experience, wonderful memories!
California Falconry’s education program is incorporated into our District 9’s curriculum, and that is the highest praise we can give. The children get an experience that enlightens, educates and excites, a gift that will last for decades.
School District in Southern California
Thank you for the amazing class! Our kids loved it. They learned so much about birds of prey and can't wait to see you again. We have a few parents calling and asking about your extra curricular outdoor Adventures. Please send info and come back soon!
Looking for excitement in learning?
K through college, we invite you to experience a glorious and fascinating world of raptors with us, learning has never been this much fun.