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Owl Encounter (Falconry 301) – Camp Mary Orton (Columbus)

Quick Details

Duration: 2 hours

Group Size: Up to 25 Participants (no Observers)

Minimum Age:  5 for participants (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children must be 9 years of age or older to handle an owl)

• Please be sure to refrain from wearing any real or fake fur.
• Please make sure to wear closed toe shoes.


During our Owl Encounter you’ll get up close and personal with a wide variety of different species of Old World and New World Owls that are now being used in the sport of falconry. As a result of participating in this program, you will…

  • learn about how Owls are trained and utilized in the modern sport of Falconry and how it differs from working with hawks and falcons.
  • learn about the oldest species of raptor on the planet and their important role in the environment.
  • be able to highlight the three main differences between the two groups of owls in the world (Barn Owls and Typical Owls).
  • learn about what makes “silent flight” possible as you witness our Owls flying up close.
  • get an opportunity to apply basic falconry skills as you learn to handle one of our Barn Owls or our Eurasian Eagle Owls (Children must be 9 years of age or older to handle an owl).