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Falconry Course

Are you curious about Falconry and wish to learn more about this ancient past time? This 2 day introduction will get you started and wanting more.

Information

Limited Offer: from €420   €380 per person

Where:
Algodonales
When:
All year round (except July and August)
Time:
4 Full Days
Available to:
Recommended minimum age 14 (max 4 people)
Price:
€420   €380 per person
Includes:
Lunches, teas, coffees, snacks

Falconry is an age old tradition which dates back thousands of years. The true definition of falconry is the hunting of wild quarry in it's natural state using a trained bird of prey. Modern falconry is gaining in popularity and is now more accessible then ever before. However falconry is a lifestyle commitment which should not be entered into lightly, therefore it is highly recommended for anyone wishing to practice falconry to take a course.

Our 4 day falconry course is designed to appeal to those who wish to learn more about the principles of falconry, who wish to pursue the art as a hobby or even for those who just enjoy spending time with birds of prey. Drawing from over 40 years experience as practicing and professional falconers and bird trainers, we will guide you through all aspects of keeping and training a bird of prey.

We will cover subjects such as:

  • Falconry history
  • Birds used for Falconry
  • Bird of Prey Management and Husbandry
  • Housing
  • Hygiene
  • Feed and food preparation
  • Health
  • Species suitability
  • Purchasing your first bird
  • Essential falconry equipment
  • Picking up and carrying
  • Feeding, manning and initial training techniques
  • Weighing and weight management
  • Flying to the fist on a creance
  • Free flying and hunting training
  • Laws and regulations

Our courses are a combination of hands on practical and theory lessons. Birds used will be Harris Hawks and Kestrels however you will also get the chance to handle and fly other birds such as Vultures, Owls and Falcons.

Location:

We are located in a beautiful part of Andalucia in Southern Spain where the climate is very agreeable for most of the year, even in the winter where the sun still shines and the daytime temperature averages around 10 degrees C.

Accommodation:

Accommodation is available at one of our partner B&B's nearby. Algodonales is the closest village. The village is centered around a church and square, typical of Andalucian villages. The are a number of restaurants and bars serving tapas and drinks till late in the evening.

Your course includes:

  • 4 days expert tuition
  • FREE Falconry book
  • Full follow up support

Other Information:

Falconry Courses typically commence on 11am Monday and finish 4pm on Friday, with a free day on Wednesday. Dates can be flexible.
Overseas visitors, should arrive 1 day before the start date and plan to depart 1 day after in ends.
We can assist you with accommodation.
Airports to fly into are Malaga, Seville or Jerez.
We can advise you on international flights and car rental.

We are flexible on dates so if there is a particular date that you would prefer, please let us as know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

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