The falconry course is a perfect gift for people who want a new, authentic and unforgettable experience.
A whole day in the middle of nature with birds of prey. You will be the protagonist.
A maximum of 5 people participate in the falconry course. You can also be accompanied by people who do not participate directly in the course.
And don’t forget, you always have the option to choose the private group option. This way you will have 100% personalized care for you and your loved ones.
Falconry course schedule
The falconry course starts at 10:00 h and ends at 17:00 h.
- Welcoming and introduction
- First contact with birds of prey
- 11:00-12:00 Birds of prey free flight show
- 12:00-14:00 Owls
- 14:00-15:00 Lunch break (Lunch is not included in the course price, we recommend that you bring food from home.)
- 15:00-17:00 Falcons and eagles
- 17:00 End of the falconry course
As a reminder of the day you spent with us, you can request that we send you a diploma by email confirming your successful completion of the falconry course.
Falconry course planning
Welcome and introduction
10:00h – 11:00h
Birds of prey are not pets. You will carry small and medium-sized birds on your hand and practice to transmit them a feeling of security and confidence. You will learn to feed them on your hand.
For a good and safe development of the activity you will receive the utensils of a professional falconer.
Birds of prey show
11:00h – 12:00h
Before starting to fly the birds yourself you will attend the birds of prey show of the Zoo of the Pyrenees. In this way you will be able to appreciate live the bond that forms between a person and the bird of prey.
In the birds of prey show both the participants and the companions of the course, as well as the other visitors to the park, partivipate actively in the show.
12:00h – 14:00h
Seeing a bird of prey fly towards you and land gently on your glove is definitely an unforgettable feeling. You’ll gain practice with small-sized owls in a fun and safe way. Plus, you’ll be gaining confidence in yourself.
Then it’s time to test your courage. You will come in contact with the eagle owls,the largest owls in the world. You’ll feed them, carry them on your hand, and even fly them.
14:00h – 15:00h
Food is not included in the course price. The Zoo of the Pyrenees has no restaurant, only a bar with drinks and a picnic area. We recommend you bring your lunch from home.
15:00h – 16:30h
Falcons are the fastest animals on the planet. It is obviously different to deal with an owl than with a falcon.
You will receive a brief explanation on how to understand them and learn how to work with them. We’ll explain why we cover their eyes with a hood and what a decoy is. In the end you will fly to the falcon yourself and feed him.
16:30h – 17:00h
You will end the day with an insurmountable feeling. Hand feed a golden eagle and vultures.
Availability of the falconry course
Marked in green = Falconry course as a shared experience with other visitors. Go to our ticket sales page, select the day and reserve your seats.
Marked in gray = Due to the large number of visitors, the falconry course is not available.
Falconry course price
The participant is the person who actively participates in the course. In other words, he or she is the person who will be in direct contact with the birds.
The price per participant is €120.
It includes the rental of the equipment, the insurance, the credential diploma and in addition the free flight exhibition of birds of prey. Lunch is not included.
The companion is the person accompanying the participant. You can take photos, recordings, make questions, but you will not be in direct contact with the birds of prey.
The price per companion is €20.
It includes the birds of prey show and the falconry course attendance.
*Children under the age of 5 do not have to pay entrance.
Up to 5 participants and 10 companions can participate in the private group for the same price.
The price for a private group is €360.
Also available as a gift voucher
Requirements to participate in the falconry course
It is essential to hire the falconry course beforehand.
The minimum age to participate in the falconry course is 12 years.
If you want to participate in the falconry course with children under 12 years of age, choose the private group option.
The falconry course is designed for beginners who want to learn about wildlife and have fun.
If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic, we recommend the private group option.
Benefits of participating in the falconry course
Benefits for the participant
- You will have an unforgettable experience
- You will learn about wildlife
Benefits for the animals
- You will help with the daily training of the birds of prey that live in our refuge and you will enrich their day to day
- The entire amount of your ticket goes to the purchase of food for the animals we care about