"Appreciating Bird of Prey" Courses

Conducted by experienced staff from The East Anglia Academy of Falconry, our "Appreciating Birds of Prey" activity day presents the hands-on opportunity to discover the many aspects of keeping and flying birds of prey which have made the pastime a life-long passion for so many. Suitable ages 16 & over.

As a primary step for all Falconers, the course gives an initial insight into many aspects of keeping birds of prey, including 

  • Furniture - jesses, swivels, hoods, gloves etc.

  • Accommodation - mews, weatherings etc.

  • Bird handling and tying the falconer's knot, etc.

  • Experience of flying a Harris Hawk

  • Bird management

  • Basic training methods

  • Health & hygiene

  • Preparing for free flight

  • Legislation


Dates for 2018:

  • January - 14, 28

  • February - 11, 25

  • October - 7, 21

  • November - 4, 18

  • December - 2, 16

Dates for 2019:

  • January - 13, 27

    The price per person is £125 including lunch & refreshments.

    Spectators are welcome, price £40  including lunch & refreshments.


Advance Booking Essential - to make a booking, please call:

East Anglia Academy of Falconry
c/o The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Stonham Barns
Pettaugh Road
Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT

Telephone (local rate number): 03456 807 897

Fax: 01449 711938

e-mail: info@falconry-east.co.uk

Please call the Centre on 03456 807 897 the day before your visit to confirm the arrangements, as some courses may be postponed if the weather is likely to be entirely unsuitable.

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