John Dowling Falconry Ltd is a privately owned company based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. We are a Raptor Awards approved training provider and network member. Our centre, The Falconry Academy, is located in Bristol just a short drive from Junction 17 of the M5. The Academy is open by appointment only for our wide range of falconry experiences and training courses. We hold several open days throughout the year where you will have the opportunity to witness our birds flying in displays and learn more about the ancient art of falconry. A list of our upcoming public events can be found on the Events Calendar page here.

We also specialise in bird control using our Hawks, Falcons and other approved methods. Our programs are proven and guaranteed to result in a 50-60% population reduction of the target species within the first 2-3 years. Accreditations include:

  • Full BPCA membership
  • CRRU (Think Wildlife) membership
  • SafeContractor Approved
  • IPAF certified

The company is also fully insured and holds a 3 year Animal Activities License (No. 19/00493AWACT).

Our customer portfolio contains some of the largest employers in the UK and we operate nationwide. For a free survey and detailed proposal, get in touch via our Contact Us page.

John Dowling Falconry Ltd is a supporter and member of the following groups:

  • British Falconer’s Club
  • Female Falconer’s Club
  • International Association of Avian Trainers & Educators (IAATE)
  • Associate Member (John Dowling) – International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals (IRBPP)
  • Raptor Awards
  • A Future with Falconry

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Bird of Prey Experiences

Hawk walk, 2 hour, half day or full day experiences offering the chance to be hands on flying birds around the beautiful countryside and ancient woodland.

Falconry Experiences and Displays

An experience tailored to your specific requirements. This includes photography days, sessions to cater for all disabilities, group bookings etc.

Educational Talks

Learn about the history of falconry, how captive birds are trained and how birds of prey survive in the wild.

Tuition & Courses

We offer training for complete beginners to falconers who wish to train in a specific discipline.

Corporate Events

We will host or travel to your venue to provide tailor
made packages to suit your requirements.

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