Harris's Hawk landing on guest glove


New England Falconry has partnered with the Woodstock Inn & Resort to provide an exciting guest experience at the Resort's falconry center in Woodstock, Vermont. The minimum age for participants is 8 years old and the minimum age to attend/observe a session is 3 years old.

Open for Woodstock Inn Guests and the general public who are pre-registered for a session. We are unable to accommodate drop-ins. 

Open Seasonally April - October

April - June & September - October: Thursday - Monday, 9am-3pm
July & August: Daily 9am-4pm

Book your Falconry Session!

Contact us with questions ~ 802-457-6621

Barn Owl on Guest arm

Sport of Kings

New England Falconry’s staff includes professional falconers who provide guests with a wealth of knowledge of this ancient pastime and an interactive hands-on encounter with these magnificent birds of prey. This ancient sport of kings has been in existence for over 4,000 years, and it is both fascinating and exciting for individuals and the entire family. The content of the sessions includes details about raptor adaptations, conservation, and the history of falconry as well as free flying sessions with Harris’s hawks. 

Harris Hawk with Chris

Meet Chris Davis, Master Falconer

Chris is a Master Falconer, breeder, and the founder and director of New England Falconry with centers located in Amherst, MA and Woodstock, VT.  He has been a licensed falconer since 1979, and has been educating about falconry and raptors since 1985. Chris is the first Master Falconer permitted in this country to offer hands on falconry education. He received a Masters Degree in Resource Management and conducts research on threatened species for Federal and State wildlife agencies.

Falconry Experiences

Introductory Session

 45 Minutes
Per Participant$95

Experience handling and flying a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about their special adaptations, falconry, and need for their conservation.
Private Session-additional 25%

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Extended Session

 90 Minutes
Per Participant$180

Enhance your falconry experience with an additional 45 minutes. In addition to flying a Harris' Hawk, a second raptor species will be flown.
Private Session-additional 25%

Alba the Barn Owl sits on a gloved hand

Owl Experience

Get acquainted with our nighttime predators. This unique session will begin with the flying and handling of our Barn Owl. The session will continue with the demonstration and handling of our Burrowing Owl. Finally, we will conclude with a flight display of our Eurasian Eagle Owl. Available April through August.

Owl Experience60 Minutes
Per Participant$180
Falconer handles a Verreaux's Eagle

Eagle Session

Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk, followed by a falcon lure-flying demonstration. The session continues with flying our Barn Owl to the glove. We will conclude with a flight demonstration with our Verreaux's Eagle.

Eagle Session2 Hours
Per Person$300

Please Call to Schedule this Eagle Experience! 802-457-6621

Group falconry experience

Large Group Session

Great for team building, corporate groups, and large gatherings, this experience is part of your event that your attendees will always remember. Experience handling and flying a trained Harris’ Hawk while learning about their special adaptations, falconry and need for their conservation. Includes a flight demonstration with our falcon and time for an up-close experience with our Eurasian Eagle Owl.

Group Session2 Hours
10-15 People$850

Please Call to Schedule a Group Experience: 802-457-6621