CLASSES

Preservation through education
 

Sky Falconry offers everyone the rare opportunity to free fly a trained bird of prey to the glove and experience the awe of these majestic predators.

Come as a hands-on participant or observer and learn about raptor biology, conservation and the ancient art of falconry in the Basic Falconry Lesson, a variety of Hawk Walks for more glove time with the raptor, and a Private Raptor Experience for the ultimate in depth class. Enjoy this intimate animal encounter in picturesque settings of Southern California!

Basic Falconry Lesson

Experience the awe of free flying a raptor in the stunning setting of the San Diego Mountains! Participants will experience multiple flights of a hawk gliding across an open field to land gracefully on their glove. We play interactive training games, teaching techniques on how we build agility, strength, and trust with our birds of prey. There is dedicated photo time with stunning mountain backdrops. Photography is also welcomed throughout the experience​. Class includes an engaging, educational talk on raptor biology, conservation, and history of the ancient art of falconry. This class is great for all ages and offered in small groups at the Sky Falconry Ranch in Alpine September through mid-July.

Hawk Walk

The Hawk Walk is our most popular experience and takes you meandering through oak groves and meadows on our private ranch in the San Diego Mountains while free flying a trained raptor to and from the glove. Experience the awe of a hawk dropping from high in the trees and flying hundreds of feet to land gracefully on your glove. Hawk Walks offer the opportunity for a more intimate interaction, more glove time with the hawk and up-close views of innate behavior displays. There is dedicated photo time with stunning mountain and ocean backdrops. Our team photographer is happy to capture amazing shots for you on your camera  Photography is also welcomed throughout the experience. The pleasure of partnering with a trained hawk flying free in her natural environment is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring experience!  This class is offered at the Sky Falconry Ranch in Alpine September through mid-July.

Private Hawk Walk

To make your Hawk Walk experience more intimate, book it as a Private Hawk Walk.  Our instructors will take you meandering through beautiful meadows and stunning overlooks of vast wilderness that will be yours alone.  This experience offers more opportunity to have the bird on your glove with close up views of the hawk’s innate behaviors in their natural habitat.  The long flights through old oaks and graceful glides across open fields are awe inspiring. Book it now for the ultimate adventure!  This class is offered at the Sky Falconry Ranch in Alpine September through mid-July.

  • Price: $550 for two participants, each additional participant $100 and $50 per observer
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, allow 2 hours on premises
  • Times: 8am, 10:30am & 1:30pm
  • Note: We can cater this experience to any fitness level. Flat trail options are available.
  • Age Minimum: 9 yrs for participants and observers
  • Gift Certificates Available
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Private Raptor Experience

Our most intimate experience at Sky Falconry offers you and your guests two hours being immersed in the world of falconry. Our Private Raptor Outing is the only class where we free fly a hawk and a falcon. You will be in awe of the hawks long flights through old oaks, rocks and graceful glides to you across open fields. Experience the falcon flying from your glove to soar on the edge of vast wilderness and returning again. Go in depth with our instructors to learn about the ancient art of falconry, raptor biology, conservation. Experience up-close the difference of the two species hunting and flight styles. Our team photographer will capture unforgettable images of you on your camera with stunning mountain and ocean backdrops. This experience is a deeper look into the world of falconry and these captivating birds! This class is offered at the Sky Falconry Ranch in Alpine September through mid-July.

  • Price: $595 for two, each additional participant $100 and $50 per observer
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Times: 8am, 10:30am & 1:30pm
  • Note: We can cater this experience to any fitness level. Flat trail options are available.
  • Age Minimum: 6 yrs for participants
  • Gift Certificates Available
  • View Frequently Asked Questions/Terms and Conditions