OUR TRAINED RAPTORS
What sets apart our program from others is definitely the character of our birds. Several different species of birds of prey are part of the Falcon-Ed program. It is important to note that all of our birds are born in captivity and are trained using positive reinforcement and falconry techniques. As soon as the bird is trained and is comfortable in its human environment (“manned”), it’s ready to go to work.
Work? Yes! But their job is to just be themselves!
Our birds are all trained to fly freely (no strings attached, literally) and to come back to the trainer for a reward of raw meat. These free-flights, as they are called, can be done in different contexts, whether for an educational presentation (not in class!) or a film, but also to scare away nuisance bird species from sites like airports and landfills. Depending on what needs to be done, we will use different raptor species.
The following types of birds are used for our educational presentations:
Species used in wildlife control :
- Harris Hawk,
- Red-tailed Hawk,
- Laner Falcon ,
- Sacre Falcon,
- Peregrine Falcon.