Bird of Prey Workshops

My Partner and I run a variety of Workshops with Birds of Prey throughout the year at Scotland's Largest Bird of Prey Centre - World of Wings in Cumbernauld.
The dates for the Bird of Prey Mornings are as follows
MARCH 16th - 12 places left
APRIL 23rd 11 Places left
MAY 28th 12 places left
JULY 30th 13tn Places left
AUGUST 27th 13 places left
SEPTEMBER 24th 14 places left

Booking is Essential as places are highly sought after. £25 per person NO Spectators

Time - 9.30 sharp
Location - World of Wings
Easter Blairlinn Road
G67 4AA

9.30am - Meet in the Cabin Cafe on Site at World of Wings - Introduction and a few rules to note, as well as discussion on equipment and settings to use.

9.50 - We head off centre to our location and the first hour will be spent shooting static birds against a nice background ( no aviaries etc) Falconers will be on hand to answer any of your questions about the birds. we will usually have 4 or 5 different birds out. The birds will begin by being on their perches low to the ground, but we have nice natural perches we will move some of them onto , and the jesses will be as hidden as much possible.
We will also where possible, do some feeding images, where we will feed one or more of the birds with a natural prey.

11.00am Here we move into the flight shots with the falconers flying several different birds for us to shoot ( Usually 3) The public are not allowed in our location and we do not allow spectators so its just us. The birds are flown in as natural a way as possible whilst still keeping them up close and personal for you. ( the birds are never forced to do anything so some take their time to decide where they will fly to - with any animal patience helps )

12.00 We finish the morning and the Public display in the centre begins at 12 noon and your fee covers your entrance to the centre so you are more than welcome to go and take more photographs there, although you will be restricted to the spectators seating.

There is also another public display at 3pm - same rules apply, you are welcome to explore the centre and or get a bite to eat at the café in between shows.

Good Solid footwear is essential . its a bit rough underfoot. so walking boots or wellies. and waterproof trousers as some of the perches are low to the ground.

You do not need to be hugely experienced as I and my Partner Alan Jones will be on hand to help out and give you pointers to the way the birds will fly and best way to shoot them

We have been photographing these birds for many years, so we are highly experienced in the best way to photograph them and are happy to help anyone with camera settings or choice of lenses etc.

Lunch is not included but can be pre-ordered on the morning if you want to stay ( recommended as is the hot chocolate )

Spaces are limited so if you are interested please feel free to email me at, find me on facebook (Fiona Brims) or drop in at World of Wings Bird of Prey Centre where they will be happy to give you details or take a booking.

The cost for all this is ONLY £25.00
We also run Reptile and Raptor Workshops which is suitable for both beginners and advanced and is an all day event. Priced at £60 it offers a unique opportunity to photography two related but totally different species of animal ( NOT at the same time i might add!)
The current Dates are
11th June AM 8 places left (birds) PM FULL

10th September {color = white] Places available [/colour]

£60 Per person No Spectators
We slso run a Raptor and Model day, we give you a model and 8 different birds throughout the day with various outfits and looks - cost for this is £80.

The next one is

September 17th Places available


To register your interest in future events please get in touch.
Myself and my partner refuse to take any money for running and organising these mornings for you the photographer, this allows us to keep the costs as low as possible making it an affordable day for all levels of photographers. All funds raised benefit the centre where a lot of the birds are rescues and the centre receives no external funding to help look after these birds.