Birds of Prey Handling for Beginners

3 x 2hour sessions over 3 weeks

£125 per person

Ever wondered what it’s like to fly and work alongside a bird of prey? With our team at Kingston Maurward, you will receive the basic knowledge needed to understand what a bird of prey is all about, whether it’s been a life-long ambition to own one, or something new you’d like to add to your own personal development.

Owning a bird of prey is becoming ever-popular in present times, and it is often the case that people will go into it with truly understanding the time and patience needed to look after these beautiful animals.

Our summer course is split into three, 2-hour sessions, which will cover the absolute basics to training a bird of prey. You will be working with our team of Harris’ Hawks who, along with our professional handlers, will lead you through the initial stages of caring for these stunning birds.

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

Session 1 (Getting to know your bird)
The Bird of Prey – what is it?
Species identification & Handling

Session 2 (Training begins)
The creance – flying on a training line

Session 3 (Flying free)
Flying free
Telemetry and tracking
In every session you will have the opportunity to meet the birds up close, get used to handling them and of course, flying them. The course has been designed to offer more information for those wanting to build up their own knowledge of raptors and falconry in general and wishing to do so within a respected educational environment.

Course maximum numbers: 12 (contact us for availability)

laura.hewett@kmc.ac.uk

01305 215003