Bird of Prey Experience + Vulture Watch
- From September to May
- All Day
- Available to:
- Anyone, all ages and families welcome.
- €100 per person - (includes lunch)
(discounts for families and groups of 4 or more)
Non participating spectators - €45 (includes lunch)
Photos - €10 per person
- Lunch, teas, coffees, soft drinks, cake
From our beautiful home in the foothills of the Sierra de Lijar mountains in Andalucia, Southern Spain you can get up close and personal with our incredible team of raptors including Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Vultures. During a 3 hour morning session you'll learn how to handle a bird of prey. You'll then get to fly a range of different birds in our gardens followed by stroll with our amazing Black Vultures where hopefull you'll witness them soar using the rising thermal currents, then as they disappear into the blue skies, call them down to gently land on your arm.
After lunch we head up to the hills to some of the best vulture viewing spots in the region where we will get to see Spains magnificent Eurasian Griffon Vultures in all their wild glory.
All ages welcome, a great activity for all the family. Perfect as a compliment to the Parahawking Experience to get some hands on before your flight or even as a standalone experience that is both educational and fun. Plus it's a great opportunity to get some memorable photographs.
- Arrive at 10am at the Skywings Falconry Farmhouse in Algodonales
- Meet and great the birds
- Handling session, get comfortable and familiar with some of our birds
- Fly a bird to your fist on our training field, a great photo opportunity
- Take a walk around our field with the Harris Hawks or our incredible Black Vultures
- Hawk racing to a dummy rabbit lure
- Lunch break
- Wild Vulture viewing.
Photos: I will take photos throughout your session so you can have a lasting memory of your experience - €10
Airport transfers: We can pick you up and drop you off at either Malaga or Seville airports - €80 each way
Accommodation: We have accommodation available at the Skywings Falconry Farmhouse - €40 per night
Evening Meals: Anita is a fantastic cook, she will provide evening meals if you want to enjoy a night in at the Farmhouse - €15 per person
Note: Scott Mason is an internationally recognised and award winning bird trainer with over 35 years experience. Scott and his team are highly qualified specialists in this field.
HOW TO BOOK
Simply choose your preferred date, allow for an entire morning or afternoon.
Fill out the booking enquiry form.
We'll get back to you straight away with details on availability and how to proceed.
10% Winter Discount
Book a Bird of Prey Experience in January and get a 10% Discount
Family Fun Save €30
Book a family or group of 4 people for a Bird of Prey Experience and save €30
Skywings Loyalty Offer
Start with a Bird of Prey Experience and receive discounts on all our activities as you take them:
Bird of Prey Experience > 10% Discount on Introduction to Falconry > 20% Discount on Falconry Course > 30% Discount on a Parahawking Experience + free photos
Frequently Asked Questions
Our birds need to be rewarded for guiding us into the thermals. During the flight the passenger will place small morsels of meat onto his gloved hand, the birds will come and gently land on the hand to take the food, and then gracefully fly away to find the next thermal. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
Vultures are important in our society, they play a vital role in our ecosystem by cleaning up all of the dead animals that would otherwise be left to rot. Millions of tonnes of animal carcasses are disposed of each year across Asia, which if not cleaned up, would pose a real risk to human health. Asia's vultures are declining faster than the Dodo and could be extinct in the next 5-10 years, unfortunately not enough people know about the problem. Vultures are considered to be quite unsavory creatures because of this, these prehistoric looking birds are difficult to empathize with. We want to change that!
Parahawking provides a unique opportunity to see vultures in a different light, to understand about the importance of them in our society and to learn about their behavior in the wild. Parahawking is our mission to raise more public awareness to the plight of Asia's vultures and in doing so halt the decline and prevent their extinction.
We support vital Vulture conservation projects, proceeds from Parahawking go to Vulture conservations projects.