Falconry experience

A unique experience with birds of prey
An entire day with eagles, owls and hawks in the middle of beautifut montains of the Pyrenees in Spain.

Falconry Experience is a perfect gift for people who want to enjoy a new, authentic and unforgettable adventure.

A whole day in the middle of nature with birds of prey.

Stania Kuspertova, the director of the wild animal shelter, will accompany you and guide you in your personal experiene with these magnificent birds.

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First contact with birds

  • Distribution of the material *
  • Handling of birds of prey

  • Carry a bird of prey on your hand

In order to make this day phenomenal not only for you, but also for the birds, you should learn to treat them properly.

Birds of prey are not domestic animals.

You will carry small and medium sized birds on your hand and practice transmitting them a feeling of security and confidence.

*For a safe development of the activity you will receive the utensils of a professional falconer.

The first flights

  • Scops owl

  • Little owl

  • Barn owl

  • Long yeard owl

  • Megpie

  • Kestrel

Seeing a bird flying towards you and landing gently on your glove is definitely an unforgettable feeling.

But we will not lie you: you will need knowledge, concentration and quick reactions.

You will acquire practice with small birds in an entertaining and safe way.

Feeding of birds of prey

  • Alimentation (explanation)
  • Health of birds of prey

  • Correct position of the bird on glove

The bond between a falconer and his bird is formed by the friendship, confidence and security that there is always enough food.

The time the bird spends quietly eating over the falconer’s glove creates a lasting connection.

You will learn to create this bond during this part of your experience.

Meet the eagle

  • Demonstration of flight of an eagle

  • Time to take photos with the eagle on your hand

So far you have gained practice with birds of prey and you have gained confidence in yourself. Now we will test your courage.

Stania and Eloi will show you how to fly a large bird.

In the end you will have time to take pictures with Eduard, a steppen eagle, on your hand. They will surely impress your friends!!! 😉

Foto: Albert Mazarico

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Lunch

Time to rest and enjoy in all tranquility the natural beauty of the park and its surroundings. Take time to rest and get to know all the animals at the shelter.

Food is not included in the price. The Zoo of the Pyrenees has no restaurant, only a bar with drinks.

We recommend that you bring your own lunch and enjoy the picnic area. You can also visit a restaurant in our area.

If you want to extend the rest time and have more time to be with your family or friends, no problem. We adapt to you.

Foto: Lluís Barniols

Falcons

  • Correct approach to falcons (introduction)

  • Watch how Stania flies a peregrine falcon.

  • Fly a falcon yourself

Falcons are the fastest animals on the planet.

Before you fly them yourself you will see the flight of a peregrine falcon.

You will receive a brief explanation on how to work with them. You will learn how to work with falcons, why we cover their eyes with a hood and what is a lure.

You will fly and feed a falcon yourself.

Vídeo: Xavier Torra

How to train an owl?

Large birds of prey

  • Feed a golden eagle from your hand

  • Fly an eagleowl yourself

  • Fly a raven yourself

  • Time to take photos with animals

The most exciting part of the day: the contact with large birds of prey.

You will end the day with an unbeatable feeling. Feeding a golden eagle from your hand and flying an eagleowl is certainly a unique and intense experience. Stania and Eloi will be by on your side to help you.

You will have time to take photos holding the animals on your hand.

* You decide whether you want to fly large birds or you want only carry them on your hand.

Foto: Erica i Toni

Final of the falconry experience

To end your day full of emotions Stania invites you for a coffee.

We will talk about your experience and clarify any doubts you may still have.

You will receive the Certificate of successful completion of your falconry experience.

If you wish, you can also receive the Certificate in digital format by email.

Fotos: Xavier Torra

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PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE

A great gift for you or for your special one

The falconry experinece is an original gift for both men and women.

An original experience for couples – an adventure for both.
An unforgettable gift for a friend – give memories, not things!
An experience to give to a relative – Make your dreams come true and let them relive their childhood memories.
Give this experience to your teenage children or adult familiars

The minimum age to participate in this experience is age of 12 years.

How to buy a gift voucher?

Follow these 4 easy steps. You will receive the personalized gift voucher on the same day in the way that is most convenient for you.

Fill out and submit the form.
We will contact you the same day.
We will clarify all your doubts and give you information on how to make the payment.
Once the payment has been made, we will send you your personalized gift voucher to your email address or via WhatsApp.

You can also contact us directly by phone or WhatsApp at 610.750.224 or by email at zoopirineu@gmail.com

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Reserve your experience

To participate in the experience you should:

  1. Book your place at least one day in advance at 610 750 224 or by email at zoopirineu@gmail.com
  2. Be 12 years old or older.
  3. Don’t be afraid of animals, especially birds.
  4. Be clear that birds of prey eat raw meat.

You will be the protagonist. You will receive personalized attention, tailored to your interest and previous experience. The falconry experience takes place even if there is only one participant.

Family and friends

The participant’s companions can attend the activities and explanations throughout the day for a small price, but they will not be in direct contact with the birds of prey.

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Foto: Lluís Barniols

1. I received the gift voucher for a specific day

Perfect. You don’t have to do anything else. You present yourself the day of your experience at 10:00 at the Pyrenees Zoo.

Nevertheless… 😉

You can always contact us a few days in advance to confirm your attendance to the experience if you wish so.

2. I received a gift voucher that does not specify the day of the experience

Call us or send us a WhatsApp at 610.750.225. We will confirme with you the day that will work well for you to come and enjoy your gift.

3. How long is the gift voucher valid ?

The gift voucher is valid for 12 months. If you do not come to enjoy your experience during this time, unfortunately the gift voucher expires.

4. I want more people to accompany me

Do you want to come accompanied by more people than the gift voucher includes?

No problem.

As many companions as you wish can come with you. The price per companion is of € 10 per person (children under 3 have free admission). You can pay the remaining tickets directly at the entrance of the Pyrenees Zoo, in cash or by card.

If you want another participant to come for the falconry course, you must first consult with us on the availability of places for that day.

4. I received a gift voucher but do not want to attend the course

We’re sorry, but the Gift Voucher is non-refundable. Howerver, there is no problem if you give it to somebody else. 😉

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Foto: Jordi Vilaró

Closed groups

There is the possibility to book the experience only for you and your family or a group of your friends.

Price per closed group: € 200

Your Benefits:

1. You will receive maximum attention.

2. We will adapt the activities and the planning to your interests and wishes, naturally allways respecting the welfare of animals and your safety.

3. Each member of your group may participate in some activity.

You can also choose this option if you want to make sure you are alone during the activity and receive 100% personalized attention.

Maximum number of participants in the closed group for the price of € 200 is 20 people. If you want to assist with more people, please contact us. Tel. 610.750.224 / email: zoopirineu@gmail.com

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Foto:  Foto: Ursula Gomez Martinez

Clothes

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Most of the day you will spent in the outside.

It is advisable to bring one piece of clothing more than planned. The Pyrenees Zoo is at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level. You can always leave the jersey you don’t need inside the car if you don’t need it. 😉

Food

The price of lunch is not included in the price of the activity. The park has no restaurant. We recommend you bring home food and to enjoy the quite natural picnic area of ​​the Pyrenees Zoo.

In the case that it is too cold outside, you can stay in our giftshop during your lunch break. In the store you can also buy coffee, softdrinks and souvenirs.

If you wish you can also visit any of the restaurants in our neighborhood.

Falconry material

The Pyrenees Zoo will give you all the necessary material for a good and safe development of the activity.

You will have the professional tools used in falconry. At the end of the activity you will return all the loaned material.

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Return policy

You want to change the day of the course.

Call us. We will change your experience to another day for free.

You bought the ticket and you have rethought it and you do not want to participate.

To qualify for a refund, you must contact the Pyrenees Zoo at least 48 hours before the start of the activity. In that case we will refund the full value of the entries into your bank account.

If you advise us in less than 48h before the day of your experience, the money will not be returned or reserved.

For meteorological reasons:

If the weather is not favorable, we will call the phone you have indicated on your reservation. We will look for another day for your experience. If it would not possible for you to assist another day, we will return the full prize of the experience to your bank account.

For reasons of the organization:

If the activity can’t take place due to the organization’s reasons, we would notify you 48h in advance and give you the option to change the experience date or to receive the return of the full price.

You bought the Gift Voucher and you want to return it

Contact us by email zoopirineu@gmail.com.

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Foto: Maria Serra

Safety during Falconry experience

Birds of prey are wild animals and skillful predators.

The falconry experience involves animals that are specifically prepared for this activity. They are safe in dealing with people and are very experienced.

Even so, we will ensure your safety.

The Pyrenees Zoo will give you professional material for the whole duration of the day.
At the beginning of each part Stania will explain the aspects that you will need to take into account.

Stania will accompant your experience with the animals throughout the day.

In the part of the course where the large birds of prey participate, you will be supported by 2 expert people.

If you will not comfortable with any part of the planed experience, let Stania know. She will adapt the activities to your convenience.

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