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The Raptors of the Nation's Capital

Beoordeeld met een 4,95 uit 5 op basis van 19 recensies.Laurel, Verenigde Staten

Opgeschort tot en met 31 juli.

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Ervaring georganiseerd door Matthew

90 minuten
Inclusief uitrusting
Maximaal 10 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Discover what it takes to become a falconer while holding a live bird of prey!

We will join Master Falconer Rodney Stotts at his five-acre raptor sanctuary in Laurel, Maryland, for a live demonstration of these amazing creatures.

First, Rodney will give us a quick tour of the historic property where he keeps his aviary. Along the way, we will meet a few of the birds and horses that now reside here. Then, it's raptor time! We will be awed by a hawk, marvel at the feathers of a falcon, and come face-to-face with a Eurasian Eagle-owl. This one-of-a-kind experience will allow you to meet, greet, and take pictures with the raptors that stalk our city.

Stotts has been featured in numerous newspaper profiles for his work rehabilitating injured birds of prey and working with at-risk youths. He partners with several non-profits, including the Earth Conservation Corps, STAND Foundation, and Wings Over America.
Discover what it takes to become a falconer while holding a live bird of prey!

We will join Master Falconer Rodney Stotts at his five-acre raptor sanctuary in Laurel, Maryland, for a live demonstration of these amazing creatures.

First, Rodney will give us a quick tour of the historic property where he keeps his aviary. Along the way, we will meet a few of the birds and horses that now reside here. Then, it's raptor time!…

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Uitrusting
    Safety precautions will be provided for those who would like to hold a bird...
Vanaf $43
per persoon
Geen datums beschikbaar

Dit is je host, Matthew

Verhuurt sinds 2019 op Airbnb
  • 19 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
Hi. I’m Matt, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I’m a D.C.-area native who loves to discover new, hidden, and mysterious places. I am a journalist who tells the untold and forgotten stories that have made D.C. one of the greatest cities in the world. My work has been published in local and national media. I frequently appear on radio and television shows, including hosting “Hidden City” on WAMU, D.C.’s NPR affiliate. For two years, I’ve worked with Rodney Stutts and his aviary to offer this experience. You can catch me exploring D.C. neighborhoods, enjoying local restaurants, and talking with everyone I meet!
Hi. I’m Matt, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I’m a D.C.-area native who loves to discover new, hidden, and mysterious places. I am a journalist who tells the untold and forgotten stories that have made D.C. one of the greatest cities in the world. My work has been published in local and national media. I frequently appear on radio and television shows, including hosting “Hidden City” on WAMU, D.C.’s NPR affiliate. For two years, I’ve worked with Rodney Stutts and his aviary…
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Geselecteerd door Atlas Obscura
Deze ervaring wordt aangeboden door een lid van de community van Atlas Obscura en is geselecteerd door Atlas Obscura.


Atlas Obscura werd opgericht in 2009 en is een wereldwijde community van reizigers, die samen een uitgebreide database hebben aangelegd met de meest wonderbaarlijke plekken en het wonderlijkste eten ter wereld. Leden van de community organiseren ook hun eigen ervaringen en bieden speciale toegang tot de verborgen plekken en lokale en gastronomische wonderen van de wereld.

Waar je naartoe gaat

Rodney's aviary is located at the Wings Over America site near the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy. This land was once part of the Forest Haven facility, a one-time asylum for adults suffering from intellectual disabilities. It was officially closed in the early 1990s and converted into several schools specializing in helping students with academic challenges. This location can not be visited without permission.

Beoordeeld met een 4,95 uit 5 op basis van 19 recensies.

Sarah
februari 2020
Rodney was just incredible. Any time that I book an animal interaction experience I always have concerns that I may encounter animals that are not living a good life. Rodney loves these animals, he knows their individual personalities, he observes their body language for any cues of fatigue or distress. He answers all of the questions thrown at him with ease. He made us feel welcome in his very cool world and was abundantly aware of the gift he experiences in being able to develop a relationship with birds of prey. I was in awe of the beauty of the animals and of the time and effort that Rodney puts into conservation efforts. I walked away with a new sense of appreciation and knowledge. For fellow bird nerds, just book it now, you won't regret it!
Rodney was just incredible. Any time that I book an animal interaction experience I always have concerns that I may encounter animals that are not living a good life. Rodney love…
Tracy
januari 2020
I booked this experience because I wanted to get a little closer to a raptor and learn a bit about falconry. I definitely got that, and it was amazing to hold a Harris's hawk. Rodney runs the program and he is a genuinely caring, knowledgeable, and engaging person. I left feeling reconnected to nature and inspired to help my own community and environment. Highly recommended.
I booked this experience because I wanted to get a little closer to a raptor and learn a bit about falconry. I definitely got that, and it was amazing to hold a Harris's hawk. Ro…
Jessica
januari 2020
Rodney is the man! He knows everything there is to know on this subject. He was personable and had great stories. Hope to visit him and his beautiful birds again.
Kate
januari 2020
What an excellent opportunity to meet an exceptional human being and his raptors. The work Rodney is doing is amazing. His passion for the raptors and for the youths he works with and mentors is apparent. His animals are incredible. He is very patient with the visitors in the group, and ensures that everyone has a positive experience.
What an excellent opportunity to meet an exceptional human being and his raptors. The work Rodney is doing is amazing. His passion for the raptors and for the youths he works with…
Diane
december 2019
What a wonderful and fascinating man with a mission. The youth that he works with have a good role model in Rodney. He runs a cause worth contributing to.
Katie
november 2019
This was a fantastic experience! Rodney is an amazing person and an engaging storyteller. He really showed us the special bond he has with his birds and made us feel like we were a part of it.

Dingen die je moet weten

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 10 gasten van 12 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

Meer tips

- Attendance is limited due to the experience's intimate nature.
- This location isn't accessible via public transportation and located in a rural area.
- Part of the proceeds will be donated to Rodney's Raptors.
- This experience is open to anyone 12 years old or older.

Wat je mee moet nemen

Weather appropriate clothing that you also don't mind getting dirty.

A bottle of water