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Address: 10308 Spring Valley Rd, Marysville, CA 95901
Phone Number: +1 530-749-0839
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Description: West Coast Falconry is your premier resource for a full range of Falconry...
West Coast Falconry is your premier resource for a full range of Falconry classes and services. Owner and Master Falconer, Kate Marden, invites you to join her and the staff at the West Coast Falconry Center to get a glimpse inside this incredible ancient hunting tradition. Our classes and experiences are for falconers and non-falconers alike. We offer an apprentice course that can help prepare you to become a licensed falconer.
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Great fun. Hands on experience with beautiful birds.

An experience not to be missed. The basic falconry lesson is exciting and educational. We were given a throughout introduction, presented with the history of falconry and learned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

An experience not to be missed. The basic falconry lesson is exciting and educational. We were given a throughout introduction, presented with the history of falconry and learned about the hunting behavior of the birds. Of course, the best part of the class was able to call the bird to your glove and watch it play catch mid air. It... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've never done anything like this before, but I saw a deal on Travelzoo for Basic Falconry I and couldn't resist. It's a really great experience especially for tween and teens. The instructor was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. The presentation was well-organized and the group clearly has their act together. I'd recommend it to anyone. It's well worth the... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I recently took and introductory lesson in Falconry and the Owl Experience. I had another previous Falconry experience in Hershey PA. I found West Coast to be particularly good at the narrative that went along the activities of flying the birds. It was extremely informative and interesting. The birds are beautiful, and the activities well organized. Both of our guides... More 

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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an out of town visitor, and the 3 of us drove from Marin. Very pleasant trip, and right on the track of swan migration, which takes place November through January. We couldn't believe our eyes; saw literally thousands of swans in wetlands as we drove east. It's about a 2 1/2 hour trip to West Coast Falconry. It... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We discovered this gem about 3 years ago through a Travelzoo offer, but soon after got on their mailing list and now get some good deals from them every once in a while. We've done the Basic Falconry Lesson, Owl Experience & The Hawk Walk, and each one has been a very memorable and unique experience. The Falconry Lesson was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The staff at West Coast Falconry Center provide a top quality nature experience where you get hands-on work with the bird there and they provide a fun, but educational visit. It's a bit of a drive (north of Sacramento) but well worth it. You get about 1-1/2 to 2 hours for the Falconry basic (there are several different choices including... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

West Coast Falconry is a raptor training and hunting center located about 20 minutes east of Marysville. Jana is an expert falconer and offers one-hour, hands-on experiences with these fascinating creatures. First, plan for outdoor weather and allow an hour and a half to get to WCF from Sacramento. Arriving early will allow you to take some extra photos and... More 

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Los Gatos
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a wonderful experience with majestic raptors. The trainers were awesome and so very attentive to the birds' every need. Cant wait to go back for a longer experience.

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Caldwell, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We got a TravelZoo voucher for a 1 1/2 hour falconry experience. I only wished that we had booked a longer visit -- it was awesome! We went with our 13 year old son and happened to share the morning visit with a mom and her son who had been at the Harkey House Inn B&B in Yuba City with... More 

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Stockton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Fantastic experience!!! It goes beyond your expectations. The girls make you feel like family. I will plan another trip for sure to experience the falcon encounter.

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