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Address: 10308 Spring Valley Rd, Marysville, CA 95901
Phone Number: +1 530-749-0839
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West Coast Falconry is your premier resource for a full range of...

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 Experience, fantastic staff - check on item off our "bucket list" -

Had a fantastic time at West Coast Falconry. We made a trip all the way to Marysville to experience and handle Raptors and we were not disappointed. The staff is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bradley B
Gilroy, California
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Gilroy, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time at West Coast Falconry. We made a trip all the way to Marysville to experience and handle Raptors and we were not disappointed. The staff is very knowledgeable, fun, patient and just good people. The birds are easy to handle and very well trained. I no idea the birds would be so easy to work with... More 

1 Thank Bradley B
Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at West Coast Falconry. Very informative, entertaining and professional company! Beautiful ride in the country a short distance from Sacramento. Highly recommend to all! Esp, those with school age children!!

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Fremont, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased 2 vouchers from Travel Zoo for a falconry experience at this company. I also made an online reservation for 2 via their website reservation system which promised a full refund if cancelled with at least 24 hours notice. I cancelled my online reservation with a month's notice and was only refunded the amount of the service less fees... More 

1 Thank Teri M
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The breadth of their knowledge is incredible. Their raptor experiences and seminars make a great gift! And some really unusual raptors that have come to be in their care. Five Stars -- really? Can't we add one more and make it six? This is one-of-a-kind! A California first! You'll want to go do it again and again! The experience is... More 

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Stockton, California
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I are fascinated by raptors. I purchased gift certificates for both the hands on falconry class and the owl encounter for Christmas. These were his favorite gifts this year. We enjoyed both the educational parts of the classes and the opportunities to have a Harris hawk and a Spectacled owl on our leather gloves. It is clear... More 

1 Thank SRuhstaller
Rocklin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to visit. The countryside is beautiful. The locations is clean and respectful. The birds of prey are well taken care of and protected. We not only learned about owls on this visit, but were allowed to have our photos taken with one of them. This is our second visit here, the first was... More 

Thank Kristyne D
Oakland, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I wish there was a lower rating because this place deserves this. If you are really into watching tortured birds tide to perches in cages than this is the right place for you. I hated seeing those animals tortured in cages, they claim that they are safe when they are tide to those metal perches because they fight otherwise!!! Really... More 

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Kate M, Owner at West Coast Falconry, responded to this review

Wow, it would seem you are dead set to create a false image of our center. Our birds are well kept, healthy, fit and all are flown on a regular basis. It is too bad that you were not able to understand the circumstances regarding the care of birds of prey, we would have been happy to answer any questions... More 

Santa Clara, California
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Verlisia
San Jose, California
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank Karen N
Napa, California
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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