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Sky Falconry

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Alpine, CA, USA
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About Sky Falconry
Free fly a trained bird of prey! Sky Falconry, located in the beautiful San Diego mountains just 30 miles from the coast, offers a full range of falconry classes and services. We invite you to experience having a trained bird of prey come to your glove and learn about one of the world's oldest hunting traditions, raptor biology and conservation. A bucket list must!
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TravelPamSD wrote a review Jul 2022
San Diego, California19 contributions12 helpful votes
Ten years ago we visited the Ireland School of Falconry and fell in love with raptors. To find the opportunity to revisit that experience right here in San Diego was just beyond our dreams! Denise and Kirk impressed us with their extensive knowledge and dedication to these marvelous birds and created an experience for us that completely rekindled our awe and love. It was transcendent, and I shall never forget looking into Steam’s eyes, and her into mine, for long moments. A peak experience, and one we shall revisit again and again.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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beachsidelounger wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles3 contributions2 helpful votes
We did the 90 minute falconry class. It was a fantastic experience. The hawks were magnificent, and the guides were knowledgeable and fun. We had multiple chances to fly a Harris’s hawk to our glove, have him catch a piece of food we threw into the air, and take some amazing pictures. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and I’m so glad we did it! Leave extra time to get there on the dirt roads, and carefully follow the instructions that the hosts send you.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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James N wrote a review May 2022
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Exceptional! This is in one word how I would describe our recent experience at Sky Falconry. I am an amateur photographer with a passion for capturing birds in flight. Denise and Kirk met and exceeded our expectations. We booked the Private Raptor Experience. After an informative discussion on raptors, we got down to watching and photographing a harris’s hawk and lanner falcon perched and in flight. Kirk and Denise listened! Once I got a feel for how the birds were positioned and flown, they were very flexible on how to stage for maximum photo accomplishment. They as well made suggestions on positioning that expanded my opportunities for great shots. Finally, we have a family member confined to a wheelchair. We were at first concerned that this experience might not be well suited to someone with disabilities. We were assured that they could accommodate a wheelchair, and they delivered. If you have a family member who is in some way disabled, you might clear it with Sky Falconry first. Showing that family member some beautiful scenery on the way, and then having them enjoy the raptors, is a unique “off the beaten path” fun way to spend a few hours!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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sln055 wrote a review Apr 2022
Fresno, California4 contributions
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AMAZING experience! We splurged and got the Private Raptor Experience. You start off by meeting all the birds, and getting a quick lesson about the Harris hawks and Lanner falcons. The trainers are so knowledgeable, and are clearly passionate about their birds. It is amazing to hear how much trust and dedication it takes to train each bird. After that, you get to take a walk around their beautiful property with one of the Harris hawks (we had Kwa Koi). There are tons of opportunities for photos and hands-on time with the birds. It was also so fun to see how each bird has its own unique personality, and how much that actually shows as you interact with them (especially finding out that Kwa Koi is definitely a mama’s boy!). After plenty of time with the Harris hawk, we switched over to the Lanner falcons. We interacted with both Ali Baba and Habibi. They DEFINITELY are full of personality, and are absolutely stunning to see in action and up close. (Plus, they have to wear a gps tracker that looks like a tiny backpack and honestly, who doesn’t want to see that?) You can hear facts about how fast these birds are, but it doesn’t even come close to seeing them in action. The trainers are absolutely as friendly as they are knowledgeable, and made for a very engaging, entertaining and informative experience. Their love and respect for their animals is abundant, and the trust these birds have in “Mom and Dad” is incredible to see
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Richard Great wrote a review Feb 2022
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My time at Sky Falconry was worth every penny. Their team was on point in every way and everyone in our group got a chance to experience the awe of having a bird of prey on their arm. Our tour was fun, we learned a lot and our hawk was hungry and happy.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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