Raptor Training and Behavior Workshop

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Raptor Training and Behavior Workshop

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm


This workshop will cover training birds of prey for the professional organization. It will combine hands on learning with a lecture series.


Glove handling training and sensitivity work
Creance training and mechanics
Mews set up, substrates
Perching options
Sensitivity in husbandry
Tethering and Freelofting – Training paradigms
Progressive thoughts on food and weight management
Imprints vs. Parent Raised
Ambassador raising and training
Trouble shooting


Voluntary nail trims
Creance and free flight
Lure Training

Students will get the opportunity to work with birds as well as practice timing, mechanics, and other skills with the farm animals. These lessons provide feedback unparalleled for learning skills to bring back to your facility and apply immediately.

Premium Members of the Avian Behavior Lab get a 20% discount. Please see terms and conditions at the Avian Behavior Lab  for applicable discounts.

Other Details

Accommodation is recommending either at the Best Western in Escondido or the Econo Lodge in Escondido

We provide airport pick up and drop off service from the San Diego Airport as well as transport to and from the ABI ranch.

Lunches, beverages and snacks provided at the ranch.

Any changes to your workshop booking must be made before 2 weeks prior to the event start date. Refunds will not be issued within 14 days of the start of the event.

Full terms and conditions


March 5 @ 8:00 am
March 8 @ 5:00 pm
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