You will be a student falconer for an hour and experience the thrill to have a trained hawk or a trained falcon land on and take off from your falconry glove. You'll learn the basics of falconry (a bit of training, equipment and rules) while helping us put one of our birds through their daily routine. We'll free fly them over the beautiful Torrey Pines cliffs, we will talk about ecology and conservation of birds of prey, and you'll get the coolest picture/selfie holding a hawk. My hope is to send you home at the end of the experience with a newfound, or perhaps a renewed, love for these majestic predators and their environment. If you don't find a date open here, check out our other raptor encounter https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/135757.
Antonella And Dave
I started paragliding 14years ago in La Jolla, and met my husband Dave, also a biologist and paraglider pilot like me, while flying. We got involved in Falconry and Parahawking 9 years ago and together with our friend Terry we opened a Falconry School called Total Raptor Experience https://www.totalraptorexperience.com and advocate for environment conservation. We love to share our love for raptors and for free-flight with our friends and our guests, and hope to get you involved as well.
Falconry Gloves Bird Treats
We'll be at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a truly unique City Park next to the famous Blacks Beach. It offers the best view of both the cliffs and the coastline of La Jolla. The area has free parking, is wheelchair accessible, and has a great off-the-grid cafe! On a good day you can see paragliders soar along the coast, and spot dolphins and whales go by. Drive through the parking lot and walk to the grassy hill over the cliffs.
5歳以上の方12名まで参加できます。 You'll be required to sign a waiver so please arrive 5 min in advance. If your children are younger than 10 y old, we require that at least one parent join the class as well.
The Gliderport has a good cafe and free parking. Bring camera and sunscreen. Please contact me via the "contact host" if your verification takes too long or you want to reschedule a booking. please arrive 5 min in advance to check-in and sign your waivers