Thanks so much for your kindness, time and teaching with Kes – She hasn’t stopped talking about you, Seth, Sabre, Jarih, and Mohave (the latter 3 whom she now views as people in their own right) since we returned. These experiences have been transformative, and her depth of knowledge around these birds is really extraordinary now, especially for a 12 year old. Thanks so much for all your work with Kes. – Doug Cohen
Joanne is a wonderful professional and a joy to work with. We have had the pleasure of her services as an animal wrangler and birds of prey specialist on several of our productions and her service greatly added to the production value of our product. Thanks again Joanne, – Kirk Jaques (Stunt Coordinator/Producer
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Jo! 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! Until soon, Anouk & Annette Jonker
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 you so much!
Hey Joanne, Thanks for the day with your feathered friends! You are amazing… Wish we could’ve received a print-out on each of the birds – so much information on them its hard to remember everything. You are a fantastic teacher – such passion! – Tom Cook
Joanne Bentley and her crew are an incredibly professional, passionate and knowledgeable team who share their remarkable love and care for birds of prey. The raptors themselves are incredibly well trained and are the stars of the show. It is immediately obvious that attention and care of their feathered wards is what they know best…. An experience with Joanne and her birds is guaranteed to leave you filled with respect and inspired to appreciate these magnificent animals. – Tim Larson (Summer …
Hi Joanne, I just wanted to thank you again. That was an incredible day and I appreciate you trusting us with one of your best friends. Michelle and I were both in awe at how up close and personal we were able to get. Seth is a very nice and respectful young man and he helped make us feel welcomed and comfortable. We really felt like we were out for a beautiful nature walk with friends, and I just happened to have one of the most noble creatures in the world on my arm. Truly a memor…
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!”
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.
…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 seeing how calm he was around crowds of people, not to forget Joanne demonstrating her sk ill not in fa…