The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $30 for an owl encounter for one (a $60 value)
- $59 for an owl encounter for two (a $120 value)<p>
A group of up to six participants observe Cailleach, a eurasian eagle owl, as she flies at close proximity. Trainers lead her through a series of exercises, and attendants can attempt to beckon her to their gloved hands.
- $69 for basic falconry lessons (a $140 value). Choose between two options:
- Basic falconry lesson level I for two
- Basic falconry lessons level I and level II for one<p>
During falconry lessons, knowledgeable instructors pass on bird-handling techniques in sessions designed to acquaint beginners and advanced students with the majestic birds. In addition to learning about falconry history, habitats, and conservation efforts, pairs practice holding the birds, casting them from gloves, and calling them back. For an extra fee, participants can bring a tagalong photographer to capture shots of birds chasing down mice and then challenging them to games of chess. Participants are required to take the level I course before taking level II.
As the only falconry center on the West Coast, West Coast Falconry’s weekend lessons book quickly. Class times are seasonal, and most classes are in the morning; there are no late afternoon classes. WCF does not guarantee that clients will be able to book separate classes on the same day, especially on weekends.
West Coast Falconry
Guided by the watchful eyes of master falconer Kate Marden, West Coast Falconry introduces avian enthusiasts to eagle owls, falcons, and hawks through an apprentice course, educational demonstrations, and aerial displays of predatory birds hunting. Various excursions give small groups of participants up-close interaction with the birds, enabling them to explore natural avian habitats and observe the predatory birds in flight, hunting, and while picking up their dry cleaning. Gloved game chasers can also try casting and calling owls, hawks, and falcons to and from their fists.