Learn about this most ancient of sports, as you handle and fly one of our trained hawks to your glove!
Walk with Hawks (Falconry 201) – Camp Mary Orton (Columbus)
Duration: 3 hours
Group Size: Up to 12 participants and 20 observers
Minimum Age: 9 for participants (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Walks are offered at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday between April 1 and December 31.
Experience the thrill of having a hawk drop 70’ from the canopy above and land gently on your glove while you learn about falconry and the lives of birds of prey. As a result of participating in this one-of-a-kind, hands-on falconry program, you will…
- Learn about the differences amongst the different types of hawks (Buteos, Parabuteos and Accipiters) and how they are each trained and flown in falconry
- learn, and apply, the Five Skills of the Falconer as you help us to train/prepare our hawks for free flight through the surrounding woodland landscape.
- be able to demonstrate the proper technique as you call one of our free-flying hawks to your outstretched glove and then cast it off again into the nearby treetops during your 30-minute walk in the woods