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Raptor Hill Falconry

1810 Panorama View Dr. 

Stanley, VA 22851

Hours of Operation:

We are a "by appointment only facility" please visit us by means of signing up through one of our experiences or courses.




Frequently Asked Questions

Can we come for a visit? And what are your hours?:
We are a “by appointment only” facility. So please come and visit us by means of signing up through one of our experiences or courses.

How many raptors will we see?:
Our location is a private residence that is divided into two sections, one for public experiences and courses, the other is an “off exhibit area” for raptors and staff only.

During your experiences/courses typically one to two falcons are generally used for Falconry experiences, three types of raptors for our Trifecta Experience and two species of owls for our Owl Experience.

What should I wear:
Comfortable clothes and appropriate sun protection suited for the current weather conditions.

What should I bring:
We will provide the Falconry glove, you bring your sense of adventure and your camera!

Is there (human) food available for purchase?:
No, but we do offer water at no charge.

Are there restrooms available?
Yes, we have a commercially maintained Porta John

What’s the difference between a Falconry course and Falconry experiences?
A Falconry course is for guests that are strictly interested in the hunting sport of Falconry and want to learn how to obtain a falconry license.

A Falconry experience is for guests that are interested in an unique encounter/ experience with a bird of prey. You will learn about Falconry, the natural history of raptors and conservation. You will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a trained raptor flying to your gloved arm.

What’s the difference between a participant and observer?:
“Participant” Any guest that is interacting with the birds either with them on the glove or having the birds fly to their glove.

“Observer” Any guest who is present to witness, watch, take photos and is present for the class presentation part of experience.

NOTE: We do not have a “waiting area” for participants party members. These guests will be charged the “observer” fee if they stay onsite.

What do you offer for groups, such as home school, day care, schools and scouts? :
We offer educational experiences for small groups of no more than 25 at our facility. We can customize an on-site program just for your group. The program can include birds of prey and reptiles, and can cover topics such as predator and prey relationships, conservation, habitats, body coverings, adaptations etc.
For groups larger than 25 we recommend an outreach program where we can come to you. Please email us for more information.


Still need more information?

Email: raptorhillwildlife@gmail.com

or Call: 540-296-4477