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West Coast Falconry

Address: 10308 Spring Valley Rd, Marysville, CA 95901
Phone Number: +1 530-749-0839
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Marysville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: West Coast Falconry is your premier resource for a full range of Falconry classes and services...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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San Francisco
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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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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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
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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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San Francisco, CA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My 7 y/o son loves raptors and I got a groupon for an intro to falconry class here. Just had to take him. Was worth driving 2 hours from SF to see the smile on his face when he called Don Diego (a Harris Hawk) to his arm! Beautiful birds they care for and educate with. He wants to go... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

WOW...if you've ever marveled at the beauty and wonder of hawks and other raptors, then this visit is a must. Fun history lesson about the magic & folklore of falconry sets the stage. Then the experience of calling a wild hawk to your outstretched (gloved!) arm and watching it hunt and feed - (not feeding on your arm that is)... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Great presenters for both the intro falconry and owl encounter classes. We learned a lot, got some practical hands on experience, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Bring good cameras, there are lots of photo opportunities. We are looking forward to the next class!

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