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Mike Willis

...Spending the morning with Joanne and her cast was spectacular, it was an honour to be given the choice of bird to take for a walk and I was impressed by the knowledge of her apprentices let alone Joanne herself. After feeding the birds and swapping stories of falcons and eagles we parted to get ready for a trip to a Scandinavian Festival. This too was an experience, working with Sabre and se...


Maddison Brown

Hello Joanne! I wanted to thank you again for being such an awesome instructor the past two days. I had no experience whatsoever with birds of prey, so you really gave me a great introduction to raptors with plenty of information to digest. Not to mention it was a lot of fun! Working with all of you was great, and I hope I can get in touch the next time I'm in the Cowichan area. :) Thank...


What Makes Us Different…

September 2015 will mark the eleventh year of my involvement with birds of prey. In just over a decade, I’ve handled raptors in three countries, met and studied with some of the world’s pre-eminent living masters, (Alan Gates, Terry Large, Andy Hinton and Jemima Parry-Jones among them), taken our feathered-companions onto sets encompassing nearly every form of entertainment medium, (still ...


Debbie Bowles

Marc and I both had both eagerly anticipated the day and were so richly rewarded and humbled by the experience. Your passion, knowledge and love for Mo, Sabre and Jarih really shine through as you talk about and interact with them.



The Ethical Falconer or, “what you don’t know will kill them” Part 1

Let me begin by prefacing everything which follows with the following: “All one has to know about what doesn’t work in child-rearing can be obtained by going to the local shopping mall, sitting back, and observing the histrionics”, (keep in mind half of my post-secondary education was devoted to English Literature – I know what ‘histrionics’ means, and I’ve chosen this term deliberat...


Carol & Doug Cannon

Doug and I just wanted to thank you, Brian, and your awesome feathered friends, again for an incredible experience



What an Experience!

What an experience today, thank you again!! Just wanted to say that we had a great time meeting your birds and seeing them in action. The falcons and hawk are beautiful creatures, and you are so patient and caring towards them. Not to mention, patient with the students!”



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