"Falconry is an ancient art which is very demanding yet rewarding. It allows us through our knowledge and care to share our lives with a wild and magnificent top predator"
We offer several courses at Abbotts Mews at Beaulieu Abbey on the Beaulieu Estate in the New Forest, at the world renowned Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover and at The Weald and Downland Museum in West Sussex. one of which works towards the "Beginning Falconry" qualification certificate.
Alternatively, we will be pleased to structure courses to suit your needs, please call us to discuss or send details of your requirements.
Introduction to Falconry
10.30am - 1.00pm, Scheduled Saturday and Sundays throughout the year and
other days by arrangement.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of birds of prey, their training and care, whilst providing hands-on experience of holding and flying a bird.
This very popular course is often chosen as a gift for friends and loved ones. Individual participants will join a small group of up to six persons.
Alternatively, a one to one experience is available for both half and whole days. Call today with your preferred dates.
from £75 per person
FOUR DAY COURSES, (February & November)
Amews Falconry, has teamed up with the wonderful Hawk Conservancy Trust, to offer the "Beginning Falconry" course at the Trust near Andover.
This 4-day course in bird of prey management and husbandry has the option of an assessment to achieve the National Falconry Award.
The course is designed to teach the beginner, with little or no knowledge, how to prepare for, source, select and care for birds of prey.
The course will take place at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, and will cover the following topics:
The course runs over four days (10am – 4pm). There will be additional homework between sessions. Participants will be assessed on the final afternoon on the practical elements of the course. Following the course, there is an extended period for workbooks to be completed and assessed for those wishing to qualify for the Award.
- species suitability,
- essential falconry equipment,
- feed and food preparation,
- purchasing your first bird,
- manning and initial training techniques,
- weighing and weight management,
- making and fitting essential falconry equipment and flying a bird free,
- picking up and carrying,
- flying to the fist on a créance (training line).
Lunch, tea and coffee, all your training and equipment, are included in the price. Also included is a complimentary adult admission ticket to the Trust.
Start Dates: Monday 8th February 2021 and Monday 1st November 2021
To book your place, please call the Hawk Conservancy Trust office on 01264 773850 between 9am and 5pm.
Courses structured to your timings/needs are sometimes available - All enquiries are welcome
Call: 01794 368487 - email firstname.lastname@example.org