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Green Mountain Falconry School

#1 of 3 Classes & Workshops in Manchester Features Animals
3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-379-2043
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What a wonderful experience! My wife and i opted for both the falconry lesson as well as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric C
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
Once in a Lifetime!

This was the highlight of our trip! We learned so much about the birds, enjoyed the hawk walk, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate M
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Green Mountain Falconry School allows visitors an insight into raptor conservation, the falconers' world, and the birds that occupy it. Master falconer Rob Waite has been practicing falcony for 30 years. GMFS offers introductory handling lessons and Hawk walk programs. Experience the exhilaration of handling and flying a trained Harris Hawk in the beautiful setting of Vermont's Green Mountains!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
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+1 802-379-2043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! My wife and i opted for both the falconry lesson as well as the walking "hunt". I cant say enough good things about the whole experience. Rob is the owner/guide and was a combination of encyclopedic knowledge and boyish enthusiasm. Rob...More

1  Thank Eric C
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this really kind review, Eric! In particular, I'm pleased that you drew attention to how the whole experience is definitely not scary. Understandably, guests are anxious that the hawks may be aggressive. But within seconds of getting a hawk on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! We learned so much about the birds, enjoyed the hawk walk, and really felt at ease right upon arrival. If you're in the area, don't deprive yourself of this truly amazing experience.

Thank Kate M
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, Kate....It's so great to hear that you learned a lot and I'm thrilled that it was the highlight of your trip. It was such fun to meet you and introduce you to the collection. Thank you again! Rob

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I went it the Green Mountain Falconry school with a group of 11 on a corporate outing. It was very fun interesting and informative. They have a falcon, an eagle, and several hawks. The hawks are the working birds.

Thank Keith C
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Keith. So pleased you enjoyed it and found it fun and informative. We had great fun meeting you and your colleagues that day....hope you will return for a Hawk Walk in the future! - Rob

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our daughter is a student in Troy, NY. We were looking for something to do over her family weekend and 15 th birthday. We never could imagined what an extraordinary 3 hours we would have. Words cannot possibly describe these magnificent creatures and Rob's talent...More

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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you all so much for visiting and making my day so special! When you combine a marvelous, fun and enthusiastic family with fabulous hawks, great weather and a beautiful setting, I don't have much of a job to do! I hope you will return...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

My daughter had a lesson scheduled yesterday, bad weather came in, our lesson was canceled. Bob managed to get Dianna in to help, and we were able to get our lesson in today. The whole experience was informative and insightful. We learned about the birds,...More

Thank Lisa F
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you, Lisa, for your kind remarks. I'm so pleased that we were able to fit you in and also that we could introduce a young adult to these great birds and, as you put it, how we can co-exist. That it might be one...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you appreciate wildlife of any type you will love this experience. I had the pleasure of spending a couple hours with Rob and two of his well-trained and amazing Harris Hawks. This is an experience you will never forget. You'll be inspired to see...More

1  Thank MANTRA W
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

That is so kind - thank you for your review. One of the best aspects of my job is demonstrating how rapidly a hawk can learn and how that ability would increase the chance of survival for a wild bird. I'm so pleased you clearly...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I spent a remarkable two hours with Rob and two Harris Hawks. The educational introduction was fascinating. Rob is a true expert who can covey large amounts of information in a relaxed, entertaining and friendly manner. Within 45 seconds, of my taking...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thanks for your review, Christopher - I really appreciate it! Sometimes, it is hard to believe that these trained hawks are still wild animals. But when they respond in a split second and in such an instinctive way, there is little doubt. Having a front-row...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

On Sunday, we had, what would amount to, a memorable and exhilarating experience. I knew that this lesson was tailored made for my husband. You can imagine my disappointment when an email exchange with falconer, Rob Waite,stated that he was booked. Two days later, he...More

1  Thank Mary F
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review, Mary. I was so pleased that the cancellation worked out for your schedule and gave me the opportunity to meet you both and experience your obvious enthusiasm for these marvelous birds. Thanks also for...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A recent visit to the Green Mountain Falconry School truly was an extraordinary experience! If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to take the introductory lesson and the hawk walk, please don't hesitate. You'll learn fascinating information about hawks and falconry while you...More

1  Thank Linda S
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, Linda - I really do appreciate it and I'm sure others will, too. It takes more than a little nerve to "take the plunge" and book a lesson not knowing anything about what...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience ! This was my third time and it is something that never gets old! So happy more of my family got to do this! Shout out to Rob!

Thank Pattypatter
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

That's great to hear - thank you. And so pleased your family got to do it....not to mention your coming back for a third time. You'll soon be one of our "Frequent Fliers"! Hope to see you again and soon. Rob

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William O
9 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi William - prices vary throughout the season and depending how many are in your party, so please e-mail us for full details. All bookings are guaranteed private! We always suggest reserving a space well in advance... More
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Kate M
4 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi Kate, For the lesson, you will both handle, but we use one hawk and have you take it turns. This allows ample opportunity to get some great photos without juggling a hawk! When we do the Hawk Walk, we take two... More
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jrando3052
12 November 2016|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we have now closed for the season. We reopen May 1st., so I hope you will be able to make a return visit and include a lesson at Green Mountain Falconry School. Thanks for your interest and sorry not to meet you... More
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