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Dave Arrowood falconry

Birds of Prey Shows and Nature Events

Along with our feathered staff, Conservationist and Master Falconer Dale Arrowood of Winged Ambassadors will give you a live and exciting show with our Birds of Prey Show! Enjoy live flight demonstrations as you learn about Georgia’s indigenous birds of prey.

The cost per person is only $5.

2017 Dates!!!!  See you in 2017!!!!!!

April 15                                    May 13th and 20th

June 10th, 17th, and 24th

July 1st, 22nd, and 29th

August 5th and 19th                September 2nd,  16th and 30th

October 7th, 21st  and 28th

November 4th  Last show for 2017



Show dates are subject to change, so call ahead before coming out to the show!


Yuri  Goss Hawk.pngYuri is a Eurasian Goshawk.  The Eurasian Goshawk is larger than most hawk species. Yuri can grow to be as big as 22" long and have a wingspan of 41".

The Eurasian Goshawk is commonly found in North America, Europe & Russia. They are native to a Woodland habitat.  They hunt small birds and mammals. Their flight territory range is 1500 to 10,000 acres! They are very territorial and will attack bears or wolves if they come near it's nest!  When they find a mate, they are mates for life.  In ancient times, the Eurasian Goshawk was considered a sacred bird and only allowed to be flown by nobility for falconry or hunts. 

Yuri is still a baby but the newest member of our winged ambassador staff.  He will be a great addition to our live flight shows. 

Meet Conservationist and Master Falconer Dave Arrowood and his Winged Ambassadors!

Dale Arrowood, Master Falconer

birds_of_prey_5.jpgDale started working with raptors in the late 60’s as a young boy grouping up on the family’s farm in Palmetto, Ga. He became interested while watching Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” on Sunday afternoons with Jim Fowler and Marlin Perkins.

When he began to work with and learn about these beautiful creatures, he developed an interest in the ancient art and sport of falconry.

Dale continued to work and hunt with his birds of prey while serving in law enforcement. After 27 years in law enforcement, Dale was forced to retire due to a cervical injury. However, his injury did not stop his work with raptors.

Soon after retiring, a job opportunity to work at Callaway Gardens presented itself to Dale. Dale trained their birds of prey as well as opened their raptor programs. He was able to stay and lecture for four years.

Dale had the fortune to work with Jim Fowler, Okeefenokee Joe and others who later aided him in fulfilling his dream of establishing an educational show called “Winged Ambassadors.”

Over the years, Dale has trained and flown several species of falcons, hawks, owls, vultures, and eagles. His show ranges from pure falconry purposes to education, and even lecture opportunities throughout the southeast.

During his leisure time, Dale spends time in the fields with his raptor companions, spending his day looking into the skies as the bonds with his birds of prey are renewed.

Dale brings extensive knowledge into his programs and receives support from both Auburn University and his life-long hero and close friend, Jim Fowler.

Come visit Dale and his Winged Ambassadors in our outside theater and experience our Birds of Prey Show.

falconry Dave Arrowood



Snake Creek Gorge Wildflower Eco-Tours and Birds of Prey Shows

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Springtime in the Snake Creek Gorge at Banning Mills presents a diverse and beautiful array of wildflowers and plants. 

 Every season at Banning Mills affords a beautiful nature experience on the historic and unique nature trails.






We are not a park. All guests must register at the front desk before accessing any trail systems. There is a $4.00  per person charge to hike the trails. All Proceeds are donated back to the conservancy.




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