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American Hawkeye's school of falconry

Ellicottville, United States

Experience hosted by Jonathan

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Guests will be able to get up close and personal and interact with live birds of prey! No matter what your level of experience with outdoor recreation or knowledge of wildlife is, we will make the experience a perfect for you! During our class you will learn about the ancient sport of falconry, the natural history of birds of prey, the different types of equipment used, how to make some falconry equipment and the best part; you will be able to touch and handle a live raptor, fly them and at the end, and a opportunity for photos with our birds!
Other things to note
If you are afraid of birds, other wildlife or the doors this is probably not for you.
Guests will be able to get up close and personal and interact with live birds of prey! No matter what your level of experience with outdoor recreation or knowledge of wildlife is, we will make the experience a perfect for you! During our class you will learn about the ancient sport of falconry, the natural history of birds of prey, the different types of equipment used, how to make some falconry equipment and the best part; you will be able to…

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What's included

  • Food
    Refreshments: Feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to a...
From $210
/ person
Mon, 19 Apr
$210 per person
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$210 per person
Fri, 30 Apr
$210 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$210 per person

Meet your host, Jonathan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
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I am a master falconer and have been working with birds of prey and other wildlife for most of my life. I love teaching people about the ancient sport of falconry. I have lived throughout the U.S.A. and love exploring all of the wild places in our beautiful country.
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Where you'll be

I have exclusive access to some of the most beautiful remote places around! These locations are very dear to my heart. Enjoy coniferous and deciduous forests, prairie and wetland habitats from beautiful trails that are easy to navigate. Our property is secluded and private allowing our guests to have a very intimate experience with our birds!
Rokhsanna
January 2021
Really great experience and unique opportunity to get up close to some amazing birds of prey. Jon was super knowledgeable. Great to see someone doing what they’re passionate about.
Monica
December 2020
This is a one of a kind experience, especially in the beautiful winter wonderland of Ellicottville. Jonathan is amazing in both his knowledge of falconry and the special interactive experience he creates between you and his birds. I learned so much, and also really appreciated the up close and personal time with his hawk, Buddy.
This is a one of a kind experience, especially in the beautiful winter wonderland of Ellicottville. Jonathan is amazing in both his knowledge of falconry and the special interactiv…
Alana
November 2020
Please don't hesitate to book this experience! Getting up close and personal with Jonathan's hawks and owls is well worth your time and money.
Shelby
November 2020
My boyfriend and I had such a cool experience with Jonathan and our new animal friends Bella, Buddy and Nikkita. We learned so much about the history of falconry and got to go on a beautiful hike while learning! This was truly an experience we will never forget.
My boyfriend and I had such a cool experience with Jonathan and our new animal friends Bella, Buddy and Nikkita. We learned so much about the history of falconry and got to go on a…
Stephanie
October 2020
This. Was. Amazing! I would highly recommend this experience. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors and animals, this is for you. Jon’s passion really shines through and I am already planning on booking another trip with him. So worth it.
Doreen
October 2020
A remarkable experience with two extraordinay creatures. Jonathon was the perfect guide to introduce us to these beautiful animals. He has a passion for what he does and clearly loves his birds. Worth every penny.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $210 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $210 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

clothing and any outdoor gear appropriate for hiking. We operate year round so be mindful of the time of year you wish to book with us.