Birds of Prey Experiences

This is the perfect experience for any Bird of Prey enthusiast. You will experience handling & flying many different birds of prey, learning about each one and their different characters and personalities. Due to the coronavirus we are unable to provide lunch, so please bring your own during the full day experience. This all takes place in our beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Full day experience


A half day experience runs for 2 and a half hours, during which you will experience handling & flying birds of prey, their different characteristics and personalities, hunting habits & speed capabilities. Light refreshments are available during your stay.

Half day


Family Half Day

With a willing team of friendly owls from 20 different species, the owl encounter is one of our most popular experience days. We have a diverse range, including British & foreign owls. You’ll get close to, handle & even fly these amazing birds of prey with the dedicated participation of one of our professional bird handlers.

Owl Experience


We take our Harris hawks along for a walk around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside & they follow us flying free: An up-close encounter with an impressive bird of prey where you will experience the birds' natural behaviour. You will handle & even fly the birds yourself during this personal, interactive experience.

Hawk Walk


A thrilling day hunting with some of the most magnificent birds of prey. You will have your own Harris Hawk for the day & will soon have your hawk flying to your gloved hand whilst hunting for rabbits & pheasants with our working ferrets. You will get real understanding of the hawks, their characteristics & hunting abilities.

Half day Hunting


Our 2022 Calendars are now available for purchase. We have two available, one of a range of our most popular Birds here at SMJ Falconry. The other one features some of our Owls.

Birds featured in the General Calendar are; Peregrine Falcon, Great Grey Owl, Red Kite, Kestrel, Barn Owl, Merlin, Siberian Eagle Owl, Steppe Eagle, Mackinders Eagle Owl, Hooded Vulture, Harris Hawk and Gyr Falcon.

The Owl Calendar Features; Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, White Faced Owl, Tawny Owl, Burrowing Owl, Siberian Eagle Owl, Asian Brown Wood Owl, Boobook Owl, Bengal Eagle Owl, Little Owl and Great Grey Owl.

General 2022 Calendar

Owl 2022 Calendar