Birds of Prey: Up Close and in Flight


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Birds of Prey; Up Close and in Flight

Join WCC in a unique opportunity to be up close, photograph and learn about fast birds of prey. Nick Harris, a local falconer, will bring his birds and fly them for us. You will have an opportunity to photograph them while they are flying and up close while perched.

This workshop is on May 7th at 8:30 AM. The end time will be when the birds are full – probably about 2 hours. We will meet at Mountain Dell Park in Parley’s Canyon. A pin with the exact location will be sent by email prior to the event.  Please note that this location is updated from the first location. Disregard the reference to 5 Mile Pass.

The cost of this workshop is $20, paid upon registration. Due to the nature of this workshop, group size will be limited and open to those that register first, with a wait list for cancellations.  To give everyone a chance to register, we will open registration on April 28 at 9:00 AM. Mark your calendars! Registration will close on May 4th at midnight. Please do not register if you cannot attend. This workshop is for members only.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a pin to the location (to use with Google Maps) and instructions on what to bring. 

Birds in flight photography is a skill, can be quite challenging, and requires practice. Advance preparation and understanding of your camera settings will be very helpful.

Nick Harris bio:   My name is Nicholas Harris and I am the owner of Long Wing, Inc. I have been working with birds for over 20 years. After interviewing my mentor, Steve Chindgren, for a book report in elementary school, I started volunteering at the World OF Flight Bird show at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. After 5 years volunteering, I worked my way up to lead trainer for the show and held the position for over 8 years. During this time, I trained dozens of birds from tiny doves to the largest eagle species in the world, the Steller’s Sea Eagle. Birds of prey captivate my imagination, and observing their behavior, earning their trust, and training them for free flight is a privilege and honor. I train using exclusively positive reinforcement and absolutely love building trust and relationships with all of my birds. Igniting the spark of interest and passion in others for birds of prey drives me to provide the most engaging, entertaining and educational programs possible.  It’s up to all of us to preserve and protect our natural world. By inspiring others to care about birds and our environment, I hope I can contribute to the love and respect we all share for our natural world.

See you there!

Photo credit and copyright Nick Harris. All rights reserved.