LOCATION: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Get an up close and personal look at some of the most amazing birds of prey on the planet with this inspirational lesson in falconry.
Discover the artistry and skill of this most ancient sport and learn about the extraordinary ability of a wide variety of beautiful and captivating birds of prey. Find out about the predatory habits of eagles, owls, hawks and falcons and watch them in glorious action as they fly through open countryside and back to the fist.
During your adventure, you'll have the unique chance to witness how trained Harris Hawks actually seek out their prey in a dazzling display, showcasing their sharp hunting skills. You'll also got to hold a trained Saker Falcon on the glove.
In this beginner’s lesson, you have an opportunity to interact with a variety of captive-bred, trained birds of prey. At the flying grounds, you can watch as hawks fly free and get an up-close look at several endangered species, including several hawks, falcons and owls. You will also enjoy the engaging commentary on the history of falconry.
Falconry experiences are available throughout the year:
From Monday to Saturday
11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
Itinerary: (Please allow an hour and a half for the whole experience)
- Discussion about several types of predatory birds, eagles, owls, hawks and falcons
- See the hawks flying freely around and back to fist while learning the different step of training a bird
- Watch a simulated hunting scenario with the Harris Hawks
- Concluding with an opportunity to put on a glove and hold a trained Saker Falcon.