This page collates testimonials from our customers sent via email, Facebook reviews and letters. We have grouped them according to which of our services they are referring to.
We love what we do and strive for excellence in all aspects of our work. If you would like to give us some feedback, you can do so in the following ways:
We also enjoy receiving your photos from our experience days, we love to see others enjoying the company of our wonderful birds.
“We couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw all the falcons. Incredible. Then learning the subtleties of their handling. Actually going out with them, seeing them fly and engaging with them was a total privilege!
Before the day we had a mixture of excitement and trepidation. John and his lovely team know this and we felt superbly and professionally looked after. In terms of the day out as a gift, my partner adored it and the experience was generous by John and rewarding for us.
Yeah…no hesitation in recommending it with a 5 star review!”
“Thank you John and Michaela for an amazing VIP experience day. Getting up close and personal with your magnificent birds was truly an experience to remember. I was so impressed with how your birds took to my glove even though I had no experience. I would highly recommend anybody interested in birds to book a VIP experience day with you.”
“What an amazing experience! The team were very knowledgeable I learnt so much! Very calming, watching the birds in flight. They are trained so well it all went smoothly. Clever, skilled creatures just being themselves and that is enough! -I was in awe of them. Was a privilege to be apart of their world for a short time. I look forward to going back-thanks John & team!”
“An amazing experience. Not only did we meet and fly such a different selection of falcons, hawks, a buzzard and an owl, John explains how habitat and diet make the differences in form and behaviour of the different species. A totally awesome experience which will stay with me.”
“Last minute contact but we did the VIP package what a brilliant day if ever you get chance to do this it comes highly recommended.”
“I had always felt passionate towards birds of prey, obsessed with watching them fly and loving watching displays but never knew how to make it a part of my life, always feeling like it was out of reach. Then I heard about John Dowling’s training in Bristol and felt this could be my opportunity to make my dream a reality. John and his team taught me how to handle, care and respect these wonderful creatures. They have supported me in my progression from complete novice to owning and training my own Harris Hawk. I still have much to learn but their initial training and ongoing support has been (and continues to be) invaluable. I can’t thank them enough for helping my dream become a reality.”
“I really liked the way John spoke about his training, one on one, not just trying to get people in and qualified straight away and back out for the money – but having the birds’ welfare as the upmost concern and learning at a pace, and in a style, to suit the pupil.”
Events & Displays
“John Dowling Falconry Ltd provided us with a static display at the British Falconry & Raptor Fair 2019. John and Michaela were both passionate and knowledgeable about falconry and birds of prey (no easy feat to talk to an audience full of falconers) at the Midland Game Fair 2019 they offered to do both a static and flying display. The commentary covered species flown, conservation, falconry and aspects of training hawks for falconry. I cannot recommend them enough!!”
“A very professional and helpful company. Beautifully presented birds, very well trained and looked after. A pleasure to deal with!”
“A massive thank you to John Dowling Falconry for coming along to Cashes Green Playgroups end of year party at Stroud Cricket Club. The children really enjoyed your visit and loved being able to see the birds up close. Thank you all for a very enjoyable morning!”