haven falconry bird of prey centre

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haven falconry bird of prey centre

For The Island’s Greatest Bird of Prey Experience, Visit Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Center!

See Falcons, Hawks, Owls, and Vultures!

With over 45 years of experience, the amiable staff at Haven Falconry is passionate about falcons and has been teaching people through fun. Our newly constructed Bird of Prey Center is home to the largest collection of birds on the Isle of Wight, with over 50 birds representing 22 different species.

Don’t miss the Reptile and Insect House, the quirky Insect Hotel, and the Pets Corner and Ferret Skywalk! We offer pet handling and ferret walking opportunities!.

Reputable for the caliber of their engaging aerial exhibits and the affordable costs of our practical experiences, Haven Falconry offers the following:

*Owl Encounter: An essential experience for all owl enthusiasts, big or small, this is a genuinely enchanting encounter for everyone.

The Bird of Prey Experience: Get up close and personal with some of our amazing feathered friends. Discover the traits, velocity, and hunting techniques of these creatures while you fly birds to your fist.

Hawk Walks: Are you feeling more energised? Take part in the Sport of Kings and discover the special relationship and mutual trust that exist between a man and a hawk while taking a lovely stroll through the surrounding countryside while our Harris Hawks soar to and from your fist. You can get a firsthand look at flying while strolling through the rural areas of Havenstreet with a Hawk Walk.

You can feel the excitement of flying and/or handling the birds in all of our hands-on, interactive falconry activities with the prey.

With the exception of Christmas Day, the Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Center is open daily.

To schedule one of our private Experience sessions, please make an appointment in advance by phone or email.

We can often accommodate last minute bookings.

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Gift shop
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Countryside Setting
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Areas Available
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

At the roundabout, take the second exit to go onto Well Road, A3021, A3054, which leads to Ryde from East Cowes Ferry. At the Wootton Bridge, turn right onto Firestone Copse Road, then right onto Station Road, which leads to Havenstreet.

A3054 toward Newport, the B3339 (Fishbourne Lane) from the Fishbourne ferry, turn left onto Firestone Copse Road at Wootton Bridge, then right onto Station Road to Havenstreet

Turn right onto Firestone Copse Road at Wootton Bridge, then right onto Station Road to Havenstreet. Take the A3054 from Yarmouth Ferry to Newport and then head towards Ryde.

For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website – www.islandbuses.info/

  • The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is an inspiring, unexpected, and award-winning experience that appeals to both adults and families. 1 miles away .
  • Monkey Haven: cunning monkeys, whooping gibbons, magnificent owls, and the cutest Meerkats ever! † 2 14 miles away .
  • Wight Karting Motorsport on the Isle of Wight: all-weather, suitable for young and old, and everyone in between 3 miles away .

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Do falconers have to release their birds?

Most do. Many falconers will trap a passage bird in the fall, hunt with her through the spring, and then release this healthy bird who is in peak physical condition back into the wild. Other falconers will keep a bird for many years and eventually release it back to the wild breeding populations.

Where can I have a hawk land on my arm?

Sky Falconry, Southern California’s premiere federally licensed falconry school, invites you to experience flying trained birds of prey to your glove and learn about one of the world’s oldest hunting traditions in the picturesque settings of San Diego and the mountains of Alpine.

How many falconers are there in the world?

Purchasing or capturing a bird requires a permit, and fees, veterinary bills, food (only fresh raw meat), housing, equipment, travel solutions, all come at great financial cost. For these and many other reasons, there are only around 10,000 licensed falconers in the world.

How do falconers hunt?

Short-wings can be flown in both open and wooded country against a variety of bird and small mammal prey. Most hunting with large falcons requires large, open tracts where the falcon is afforded opportunity to strike or seize its quarry before it reaches cover.