Maryland Avian Encounters



Are you ready for an experience like like no other? Bring friends or family to survive an Avian Encounter with a semi-private experience!

This semi-private encounter includes: raptors flying around you, a raptor flying to your glove, holding a raptor on your gloved hand, and a short hawk walk. 

We will also introduce you to the rich ancient history between humans and raptors. You will be exposed to the equipment, training techniques, natural history, conservation, and the care and management of raptors. Then you can meet some of our avian ambassadors! After, you will get fitted for a falconry glove so you  can experience the thrill of having a raptor soar to your gloved hand.  

Please note: The maximum amount of participants is 6.



All encounters are subject to the weather as we will be outside. But our first consideration is for the birds. If the weather looks like it will not cooperate, we will endeavor to contact you at least 12 hours before your event to reschedule or discuss options. 

Where are you located?

We are primarily located in Western Maryland, near Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, but we are also willing to travel throughout most of Maryland.

Can I take photos?

Yes! (With some caveats.)

You are welcome to take photos, but we do not recommend the use of large tripods or extremely large lenses when in very close proximity to the birds.

We will also let you which birds are our divas and which shy away from the limelight.