"Falconry for Beginners" 5-Day Courses
This extensive course will provide those interested in Bird Management & Falconry with a complete grounding in the practicalities of this absorbing & rewarding hobby.
During the five day course you will have the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of keeping birds of prey from staff of the East Anglia Academy of Falconry, who have many years experience in the art.
Under the direct supervision of our Head Falconer or his Deputy, the Falconry for Beginners Course starts in the classroom with the basics and progresses to cover all the fundamentals of modern bird management including manning, equipment, accommodation, diet, health & hygiene, legislation and the etiquette of falconry.
During the course you will work in the field with magnificent hawks and buzzards as you learn how to train and man birds of prey for free flight, developing care, understanding and confidence as you handle them. Detailed course notes will be provided for your reference and at the end of the course you will spend an afternoon putting theory into practice in the field, hunting with a Harris Hawk. Course topics include:
The Modern Falconer
Introduction to Long Wings & Short Wings
Furniture • Accommodation, Mews & Weathering
Health & Hygiene • Obtaining Flying Ground • Legislation
Flying & Field Craft • Hooding
Basic Training Methods
Obtaining your First Bird
Handling the New Arrival
Etiquette & Responsibilities
Dates for 2019:
October - 7th to 11th inclusive (5 days)
Suitable ages 18 & over.
This Course is approved & recommended by The British Falconers Club.
Fee for 5-day course, Course Notes, Lunches & Refreshments: £495 incl VAT.
Advance Booking Essential - to make a booking, please call
East Anglia Academy of Falconry
c/o The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT
Telephone (local rate number): 03456 807 897
Fax: 01449 711938
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.