YARAK BIRDS OF PREY
PLEASE NOTE: We are not a walk in centre for the public.
All experiences are by appointment only.
We are an all weather centre with great indoor and outdoor flying areas so the weather doesn’t matter!
Fantastic Experience Days!
Yarak is renowned for its hands on experiences. Unlike other centres that are mainly display centres with you watching birds fly, here at Yarak you get to handle or fly many different species of birds from Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles.
It really is a special experience for bird of prey enthusiasts and it is all about you and the birds.
All our birds are treated as family and live a stress free life in a rural environment. Yarak has often been described as a secret world of birds in the the most tranquill of settings.
A relaxing retreat from the busy modern world.
YARAK BIRDS OF PREY IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, ABOUT THE WELFARE OF ITS BIRDS WHO ARE TREATED AS FAMILY.
Many of the birds here have come from unsuitable backgrounds being kept by the inexperienced, resulting in psychological and physical trauma. A lot of these birds have been integrated into our flying team at our falconry centre, whilst others prefer the safety of their aviary environment as they have lost all trust for people. For them, Yarak is like a retirement home, where they can live a fruitful and peaceful life with plenty of stimulation.
Our birds of prey have amazing personalities and we treat them like family, not tools of the trade. The reason our birds are so content is that this is their environment first and foremost, and unlike birds kept at theme parks and other falconry centres , our birds do not have to cope with excessive noise and disruption.
Here at Yarak Birds of prey we take in birds that are of need of help and strive to accommodate them during their rehabilitation,
we have no external funding for this care and rely on donations from the public to continue this work, so please consider helping us in this task.
YARAK BIRDS OF PREY FALCONRY CENTRE
Fantastic Experience Course – our birds have amazing personalities and we treat them like family, not tools of the trade.
Yarak Birds of Prey is an all weather centre having a great indoor flying area as well as the outside flying arena so the weather doesn’t stop experiences going ahead. Yarak is the most unique and exclusive private falconry centre for bird of prey experiences in the Southwest.
Our bird of prey centre is set in the heart of the countryside in a beautiful tranquil setting. We are not open to the Public as a walk in attraction, all experiences are by appointment only.
A truly hands-on experience course with birds of prey including Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Eagles.You will be taught how to handle and fly our birds under instruction and also be taught how the birds are trained, learn about the anatomy of the birds such as eyesight, hearing etc, you will also learn about the birds diets and how these birds hunt in the wild.
A truly great day for bird of prey enthusiasts!
A great day was had and i was only spectating. The birds were happy and no pressure giving to them to do anything they didnt want. The lunch time meal was first class. Would recommend to give this a try. katsN8120ZN
All of today was our favourite parts. Loved meeting all the birds (big and small) we drove from our home in cornwall and could not fault any of it. michellebH1223ER
it was amazing day. Me and my husband went for our anniversary and we both enjoyed the day. Such hands on experience and you learn lots about birds of prey. X8591RGlouiseh
A great day flying and learning about the birds looked after by John & his team. Most of these birds have been treated badly and with John's care and dedication, and with the help of the activities that he arranges , these lovely birds have been brought back to health. Plus lovely hot food and a great apple crumble. We will be back in better weather. CW3110
This is a great day. Very welcoming friendly people and the presentation and birds were exceptional. Well worth the money as it is a full hands on day with good food for lunch. The day went so quickly but a day we will talk about forever. We will definitely return and cannot recommend Yarak Bird Centre enough. andytM9282MR
We joined Yarak today and we had a fantastic day. The respect and attention the birds receive is first class. We met 6 birds, handling and observing natural characteristics. The birds were able fly and the handler was knowledgeable and engaging. It was important to me that the birds we shared time with were in the main rescue birds who now have a more comfortable life, after previous homes had not been able to look after them safely. We had a great lunch from the team and felt very much at home during our day. Thankyou John and Team. I would highly recommend the centre for all bird fans. clairefX1364TX
Not sure what to expect on our arrival but John and his team are very friendly and we quickly got into the days activities. John showed us a good range of birds of all sizes which we were able to handle and fly under his expert guidance. To be so close to these magnificent birds was a privilege. John was most informative and passionate about all aspects of falconry but not over the top with data, and the hands on was great, the day flew by. We thoroughly recomend this experience day if you have any interest in birds of prey. ChrisJulie C
The whole experience was great. Well organised and staff great.Really enjoyed the finale with Barney the Eagle Owl and handling the Chilian Blue Eagle. Would recommend this for all ages. Z650NMpatricias
What a great, good value day out! This was a real insight into the world of the birds. Both informative and fun, it’s pitched just right and kept us interested all day, with a few laughs thrown in for good measure! The owner John is a wealth of information and clearly dedicated to the welfare of his ‘avian family’. Thanks also to Sue, a friendly volunteer who looked after us well all day. The groups are kept small and you are given a close up experience and ample time to hold the birds. You can also take part in flying them to and from the glove... fancy holding an eagle anyone?!! Don’t worry about the weather... they have an indoor area where the birds can fly too. Not somewhere I would take babies/small children, unless they can sit quietly/ not run around. The good coffee and tasty food available on site are a bonus! Please try to book direct with Yarak so as much of your money goes to the rescue and welfare of the birds as possible. Doolie2016
Great day out and such a fabulous experience definately one for the bucket list. Fabulous experience to get up close and personal with a lot of lovely birds. Definately worth visit. I've been twice now and would definately return again. Perfect present for a big bfday or any bfday really. Nikki M