I have been wanting to visit West Coast Falconry for quite some time, and in October finally scheduled a visit. A few of us drove out there (about 45 minutes from Nevada City) and took the Basic Falconry Lesson. In this class the instructors guide you in learning to hold a hawk, cast it from your glove and then call it back again. We got to work with one of their seasoned birds named Cowboy. We also learned about the history of falconry, conservation and the role of our raptors in their natural environment.
Here’s a video of our experience, and also some photos.
Photos by Faye White