Bird of Prey Workshop

Next Workshop: January 28th – 31st, 2024

Workshop Basics

Katie Pnewski saker falcon

An immersive workshop experience designed to inspire you to action with new ideas and hands-on training opportunities with our expert mentors and master falconers. Hours of training time and demonstration each day with Q&A and video feedback. We know how to max out this power-packed workshop!

Classroom & training topics include:

  • Progressive Nonlinear Training
    • To help you trouble shoot your stickiest issues
  • Non-coercive negative reinforcement & the constructional approach
    • For sustainable, long-term solutions
  • The hows and whys of voluntary hooding & lure training
    • Practical application and expert coaching in a supportive environment
  • Nuanced non-traditional approaches to training passage & rehabilitated birds of prey
    • Learn how to fly birds at high weights and minimize fear responses
  • Free loft training
  • Creative motion curation
  • Troubleshooting fearful & aggressive responses

Who is this for?

Educators, falconers, rehabilitators, animal trainers, & zoo trainers looking to deepen their knowledge working with birds of prey in a progressive animal training setting. Highly recommended to come with a working understanding of learning theory and operative conditioning.

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What You Will Take Home

Saker Falcon falconry class

Practical handling skills working with a variety of birds of prey with different backgrounds & behaviors. Understanding of how ethology shapes our work, expectations, & mechanics. Mindset practices to look at supportive environmental practices for optimum behavior.

Next Workshop: January 28th – 31st, 2024

Workshop Basics

Katie Pnewski saker falcon

Filled with hands-on training opportunities and expert demonstration

Classroom & training topics include:

  • Progressive Nonlinear Training
  • Non-coercive negative reinforcement & the constructional approach
  • The hows and whys of voluntary hooding & lure training
  • Nuanced non-traditional approaches to training passage & rehabilitated birds of prey
  • Free loft training
  • Creative motion curation
  • Troubleshooting fearful & aggressive responses

Who is this for?

free flight augur buzzard

Educators, falconers, rehabilitators, animal trainers, & zoo trainers looking to deepen their knowledge working with birds of prey in a progressive animal training setting. Highly recommended to come with a working understanding of learning theory and operative conditioning.

What You Will Take Home

Saker Falcon falconry class

Practical handling skills working with a variety of birds of prey with different backgrounds & behaviors. Understanding of how ethology shapes our work, expectations, & mechanics. Mindset practices to look at supportive environmental practices for optimum behavior.

Course Fee

Early Bird Pricing
$1350

Regular Pricing
$1450

Registration is open!

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Other Details

Accommodation is recommended 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 transportation to and from the ABI ranch.

Lunches, beverages, and snacks are 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. Proof of vaccination for Covid 19 is required for attendance.