Raphael Historic Falconry

As individuals we have enjoyed long and varied careers in falconry so together we share an impressive 50+ years of commercial experience. During that time we have managed public bird of prey centres, operated avian pest control, instructed many students and apprentices, entertained thousands of spectators and trained hundreds of birds.

A lifetime of professional falconry activity fused with a fascination of our falconry forefathers has evolved into what you see today! We are deeply passionate about the heritage of our own sport and the battle our ancestors fought to keep the art alive through ever-changing social times. We would not enjoy the privilege of practicing falconry today without the achievements of falconers past.

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Our birds lie at the heart of our business so we treat them like family. We have a working team of 24 trained raptors and the odd youngster quietly coming up the ranks. We even have a few retired old timers! So we can carefully select the right birds for each job and venue.

We perform exclusively at historic events, heritage properties and venues of history and culture... we are entirely different to game and country fair style falconry! Think theatre with birds, a stage performance with story and structure, a realistic period cameo. We are incomparable and infamous for our polished delivery! Read more about our historical falconry event services.

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