Hawk Handling & Hawk Keeping Courses

Hawk Handling Course

3 x 2 hour sessions over 3 weeks

First Course:

Wednesdays – 18th April, 25th April & 2nd May 2018

11am-1pm

Second Course:

Wednesdays – 30th May, 6th June & 13th June 2018

11am-1pm

£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.

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  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 birds)
Birds of Prey – what are they?
Species identification

Session 2 (Training begins)
Handling, weighing & feeding

Session 3 (Flying free)
Flying, training & tracking

Course numbers: max. 12 / min. 3 (contact us for availability)

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Hawk Keeping Course

3 x 3 hour sessions over 3 weeks

First Course:

Thursdays – 19th April, 26th April & 3rd May 2018

11am-2pm (inc. lunch)

Second Course:

Thursdays – 31st May, 7th June & 14th June 2018

11am-2pm (inc. lunch)

£200 per person

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.

Joining our experienced handlers and trainers here at Kingston Maurward will allow you to gain confidence and knowledge, perhaps to go on to consider owning a bird of prey, but maybe just to understand them a little better.

This extended course includes lunch and will be focused towards a complete beginner’s level.

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

Session 1 (Getting to know your birds)

Birds of Prey – what are they?

Species identification

Laws & legislation

Anatomy & physiology

 

Session 2 (Training begins)

Obtaining a bird of prey

Weight management

Health & health checking

Accommodation

Initial training

 

Session 3 (Flying free)

Creance work

Free-flying

Lure work (falcons)

Out in the field

Tracking & a telemetry system

 

Course numbers: max. 12 / min. 3 (contact us for availability)

 

For more information, please contact us:

01305 215003

laura.hewett@kmc.ac.uk