Falconry at Los Colinas Campoamor on the Orihuela Costa Spain

Falconry is an art that involves train raptors through conditioned reflexes to hunt wild species living in their natural environment.

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Las Colinas Golf and Country Club

Avenida de las Colinas, 2

Ctra. de Campoamor a San Miguel de Salinas CV-941, Km. 6

03189 - Orihuela Costa, Alicante

Tel.: 965 32 42 24

Lat: 37º 56´06.75´´Norte
Long: 0º 47´32.42´´Oeste


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Falconry is an art that involves train raptors through conditioned reflexes to hunt wild species living in their natural environment.
Between man and the animal creates a close link based on loyalty and a symbiosis in which both species derive benefits.

Instructor in School of Falconry Las Colinas 

Falconry Las Colinas InstructorMarianne Danhieux is an international falconer. She was born and raised in Congo, Africa. She speaks different languages. She is a holistic veterinarian and has written books about it. She also has given lectures at european universities for many years.

Marianne has followed her passion and she attended at the ´valkeniershof ´at ijzendijke- Holland for several years.  





The International School of Falconry Las Colinas is an initiative proposed by Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, in collaboration with an experienced team of professionals, providing a groundbreaking and unique opportunity in Spain to introduce clients and visitors to the extraordinary art of falconry, which has been proclaimed a Living Heritage by UNESCO, as well as to the mysteries that surround training birds of prey.

The privileged location of the school, set amidst beautiful Mediterranean woodland, enables participants to enjoy the superb natural surroundings, as well as the variety of accommodation, restaurant and leisure options offered by Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.

Qualified falconers at the school train a large variety of birds  -hawks, owls, falcons and kestrels- and all of the raptors are used to interacting with people regularly.

Thanks to this initiative at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, anyone who wishes to can experience the thrill of flying a bird of prey for the first time. Aimed at both adults and children, this great outdoor activity enables participants to enjoy the natural surroundings to the full. Participants interact with one of our birds freely, delivering a truly different and memorable experience. This is an ideal activity for animal and nature lovers to try. At the school site, visitors can witness the majestic flight of hawks, the silent beating of eagle owl wings or the spectacular dives of the fastest creature on earth, the falcon. 


Management of the School

Rubén Carrasco Soto and José María Alba Soto are in charge of running the International School of Falconry.  Both are highly skilled in handling birds of prey, with over 25 years’ experience in training birds and seven years’ experience in animal control. 


International School of Falconry Las Colinas


Falconry is considered by many as nothing less than an art form, in which the falconer joins forces with a bird of prey to facilitate and broaden the ability to obtain food by hunting.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club Apartamentos

Villamartin (5.2 km from Las Colinas Golf Course)

Set on an 18-hole golf course, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club Apartamentos features outdoor swimming pools, 2 restaurants and a beach club. More  

Apartments and villas at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club Apartamentos have contemporary décor. There is air conditioning, a seating area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV, and the kitchen includes a microwave, fridge, oven and coffee maker.

The stylish UNiK Café offers Mediterranean cuisine and features chic interiors designed by Pepe Leal. The enso sushibar serves creative dishes, overlooking the golf course and lake. Located by La Glea Beach, the beach club also features a pool.

Set in a large complex, Las Colinas offers views of the surrounding forest and mountains. It also has tennis courts, a paddle tennis court and a gym.

Torrevieja is a 15-minute drive from the resort, while Alicante and its airport are approximately 75 km away.

Apartments: 35

Meet the Birds

Birds of prey - Hawk in Falconry Las Colinas
Northern Goshawk

Name: Pinocho

Sex: Male

Species: Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis albidus)

Age: 6 years old

The perfect form. A genetic animal so refined that hardly anyone could conceive of a more harmonious and effective lines. Pure speed.

School of Falconry Spain - OWLS
Eagle Owl

Name: Margarita

Sex: Female

Species: Eagle Owl (Bubo Bubo)

Age: 4 years old

Margarita is definitely the star of the school. She loves social events and is much photographed.  She’s an adorable, affectionate bird and a true crowd pleaser. She weighs nearly 3 kg so she needs a very strong arm.

School of Falconry in Spain
Harris Hawk

Name: Canina

Sex: Female

Species: Harris Hawk (Parabuteo Unicintus)

Age: 1 year old

Canina is an exceptionally fast learner and, even though she’s still young, she already shows the talent of a more experienced bird. She’s always ready to be called and is a very energetic flyer. Weighing 1 kg, she needs a strong arm to fly back to.

Peregrine Falcon - Falconry Spain
Peregrine Falcon

Name: Balbas

Sex: Male

Species: Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus pealeis)

Age: 2 years old

Balbas is a champion high flyer. He likes soaring high into the sky with an electric beat of his wings, turning suddenly and diving swiftly to seek his decoy.  He’ll seek it out no matter how difficult you make it for him. He displays all the attributes that make the Peregrine Falcon the fastest creature on earth.

birds of prey hawks
Harris Hawk

Name: Yafar

Sex: Male

Species: Harris Hawk (Parabuteo Unicintus)

Age: 4 years old

The great hunter. He shows immense skill at catching rabbits. He’s always keen to capture his prey to please visitors, displaying the versatility of these wonderful birds to full advantage. 

Birds of prey - Falconry experience
Harris Hawk

Name: Aleja

Sex: Female

Species: Harris Hawk (Parabuteo Unicintus)

Age: 1 year old

Nobility is the defining characteristic of Aleja. Although occasionally a little lazy, she loves checking out each and every movement made by animals in the open countryside and doesn’t miss a trick. She’s never in a hurry.

Harris Hawks in Falconry Spain
Harris Hawk

Name: Gruñon

Sex: Male

Species: Harris Hawk (Parabuteo Unicintus)

Age: 5 years old

Gruñon is the grumpy member of the group. He’s the headstrong male; the leader of the pack. His years of experience guarantee you will be delighted by his agile and confident flying abilities. 

Falconry experience rates:


   Walk with 1 bird  ((maximum 2 adults and 2 children)        




   Walk with 2 birds (maximum 4 adults and 2 children)



 Note: Maximum two adults per bird. They can be accompanied by up to two children under the
age of 18 without any additional cost. Advance booking required.    


Advanced falconry experience rates:


   Walk with 1 bird  ((maximum 2 adults and 2 children)        




   Walk with 2 birds (maximum 4 adults and 2 children)



Note: Maximum two adults per bird. They can be accompanied by up to two children under the
age of 18 without any additional cost. Advance booking required.  



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