About Pembrokeshire Falconry
We are Alex and Emma Hill and we are the people behind the birds at Pembrokeshire Falconry
Alex has been flying birds of prey since 2004 when he got his first Harris Hawk, Maleki – who is still the star of most of our shows today. Over a couple of years, what was at first a hobby, turned into a small, part-time business venture.
In 2008 Alex met Emma at a friend’s wedding at Picton Castle and introduced her to Birds of Prey.
After a long distance relationship for a year and a year away travelling we returned to Pembrokeshire with ideas and plans to make Pembrokeshire the place to come to fly birds of prey in the UK.
In July 2013, Emma gave up her job to join Alex full time in an attempt to help make the dream a reality.
In 2016 Pembrokeshire Falconry won The Countryside Alliance Rural Oscar for The Best Tourism Enterprise in Wales, The Radio Pembrokeshire Award for Leisure and Tourism in Pembrokeshire and Pembrokeshire Tourism’s Best Day Out.
In 2017 we are expanded further and opened The Secret Owl Garden at Picton Castle, Haverfordwest. This is the largest collection of owls in Wales.
In June 2018 The British Bird of Prey Centre opens at The National Botanic Garden of Wales. Here you can visit our native species and see them flown daily.
Most recently in March 2018 we won the National Tourism Award for Best Activity in West Wales, hosted by Visit Wales!
Amy joined in March 2016 to work full time in the office with us.
She loves animals but prefers to stay nice and warm indoors where she can watch the falconers flying the birds from her desk! When booking your experience it is Amy who will be there to make the process as smooth as possible for you.
During the busy summer months Amy comes along to shows for an extra pair of hands and can usually be found with Dot our Little Owl.