“Scavenger Shakedown” Courses 2020


New for 2020 our new experience day is entitled Scavenger Shakedown!  

We’re delighted to offer you a unique, one of a kind opportunity to experience one of the most interesting, characterful and misunderstood groups of birds of prey – those who scavenge for their prey.

After a brief introduction on how we manage this intelligent and diverse family of birds you will get to meet, handle or fly some of our scavenging  specialists – the vultures, kites, cara caras and eagles at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. We’ll ask for your help setting up a foraging puzzle for the cara cara; catapult bits of food high into the sky for a red kite; meet our eagle up close and personal and fly one of our wonderful vultures.

This course will help you gain a greater insight into how these fascinating birds survive in the wild, how they deal with the challenges of scavenging for a living, and how “nature’s dustmen” make a valuable contribution to help clean up urban localities worldwide.

We expect this course to be very popular so early booking is essential. Suitable for ages 16+, the half-day experience runs for 9.30am - 1.00pm. Participants £100.

Scavenger Shakedowns 2020

  • July - 1st, Saturday 4th, Weds 15th, Sunday 19th and Weds 29th

  • August - Sunday 2nd, Weds 12th, Sunday 16th, Weds 26th and Sunday 30th.

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

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