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Hawk Manor Falconry, Lillington

4.9
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hawk Manor is a falconry based bird abatement company (use birds of prey to eliminate problems with pest birds) which also offers falconry/raptor education programs for many types of venues, including schools, scouts, corporate events, etc.. Hawk Manor also offers guided hunts for those wishing to experience falconry up close and see what it's like to hunt with birds of prey. Hawk Manor has expanded into the wedding venue offering ring flights to the groom during the ring ceremony along with entertaining guests and children at the reception.
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  • This was an all around awesome experience. Chip is very knowledgable and passionate about what he does at Hawk Manor Falconry. Fun and educational. It is different, it is stimulating and it is an...  more »
  • Learned so much about birds of prey and we were able to get up close to the Red Hawk, Paraquin Hawk, Barn Owl, Black Vulture and a Eurasian Kestrel. They are all such lovely birds and we got to...  more »
  • It was very interesting to listen to and I have learned a lot but probably would have left my 8 year old at home. I think this is good for kids that are 12 years and up as you sit for 2 hours plus...  more »
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  • The coolest place to take your kids or a nice outing alone with your partner. Extremely clean,safe,& plenty of room to rent for a birthday party. Chip Gentry knows all you'd ever want to know about his aviary zoo.
  • Took my son, and his friends for his Birthday, and Chip and Summer were very accommodating, and made sure to include the kids into the programming. One hundred percent recommend checking them out, and learning more about Falconry, and Birds of Prey. They make it fun, and lively, and now my son wants to head out on a hunt!
  • My wife and I recently attended the two hour falconry experience. It was amazing and we highly recommend it to anyone that is even remotely interested in birds of prey. First of all we really didn't know what to expect because there is limited information of the experience and i'm sure it changes from time to time based on the birds presented. I also brought the wrong lens to my camera because I assumed this was an outdoor setting with a larger amount of people and birds being displayed. It was not. It is a very personal experience. 24 people attended ours and it was in an indoor air conditioned building with several couches and chairs. The two hour experience turned into three and a half, which at all wasn't a problem for us but might be for you so plan accordingly. It was somewhat of a lecture setting with Chip talking continuously and answering questions the entire time along with a powerpoint presentation. He gave an in-depth history of falconry then discussed the different examples of birds of prey. In total we saw 6 birds, a red-tailed hawk, falcon, kestrel, Harris Hawk, Black Vulture, and Barn Owl. We were able to hold and handle the Harris Hawk and Barn Owl. Chip and Sommer made us feel at home the entire time. Chip actively tried to engage the audience and entertained us, 3 1/2 hour experience did not feel like that long at all. They had merchandise available as well as free waters and snacks. They offered other experiences which we are highly considering.
  • This expierence was hands down one of the best. The atmosphere was amazing. Chip and Sommer made us all feel right at home. They went above and beyond. Our 3 year old was incorporated in everything and was treated with love. Very kid friendly! If you're looking to learn about and see beautiful birds of prey then this is definitely the place for you!
  • This was the best day ever! Chip and Summer and their assistants were amazing, knowledgeable and were the nicest people on the planet. We went on the hunt and it was exciting and a once in a lifetime experience. We learned so much about birds and wildlife and now have a great appreciation for falconry. Chip is perfectly matched for this and his passion was evident as he shared stories, facts and his sense of humor. We will return and bring others next time!

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