We hope that the following Questions you've been wanting to ask have been answered in our FAQ's page.
Q: When did Northern Wings started?:
A: Northern Wings started in late 2014 by a young falconer who has a passion for birds of all types, and studied variations of them for a long time! She hopes to educate audiences the knowledge she knows and demonstrate's what these birds can do. Even though Northern Wings has just started up, we are doing the best to educate as many people as possible as these birds play an important role in the wild!
Q: Are the people who work at Northern Wings all Falconers?:
A: No. There are only a few falconers who work at Northern Wings. They are the only employee's that is legible to handle the birds and can present to audiences.
Q: Can I participate in helping out at Northern Wings?:
A: Yes you can! You must fill out a form in order to be accepted at Northern Wings to participate in helping out caring for the birds as well to help the falconers out by attending with them at events.
Q: Do I need both languages (English & French) in order to Attend at Northern Wings?:
A: We prefer if you learnt both languages. Both languages is very important when it comes to communicating with our customers. However, if your stable at speaking one of the language(s) you have difficulty with; no worries! Along the way your communications with the audience and customers will improve your vocabulary :).
Q: Do I need to learn about the bird species at Northern Wings?:
A: Yes. It is very important to understand learning about the species at Northern Wings. You need to learn about they're natural habitat, Diets, prey, predators as well the dangers that can harm, or kill the birds.
Q: I'm not a Falconer, but I want to become one and participate in Northern Wings! Does Northern Wings offer Falconry courses?:
A: Yes, we do! We offer courses only to those who are 100% committed into falconry. We also provide a free falconry course only to limited volunteers after being with us for over a year and committed to continue in supporting Northern Wings.
Q: If I were to get my Falconry permit, does this mean I can own Owls? Or any species of birds?:
A: The only birds you can own are the ones listed in the Regulations laws of Quebec, The following birds are:
If you like to handle other birds than what the Regulations allows, you may part take at zoo's, Center Rehab's and Education programs such as Northern Wings.
Q: I'd like to make a Donation! Where can I send the donation to?:
A: Thank you for offering a donation to us! Every donation helps covers the cost for our birds yearly Vet check up's and food supplies. You may send the donations to the following address in the "Contact" page, or our paypal.
Q: What's Northern Wings Goal?:
A: To educate audiences of all ages about our birds, and show what they can do! We want them to experience handeling are trained birds, as well what it's like to be a falconer. Raptor birds play a very important role in the wild as they control the populations of animals they feed on!
The survival chances of these birds are very slim the first year of being a juvenile, and we want to help increase their chances of survival by teaching students what they can accomidate to help the population of these birds.
Q: What type of birds do you have at Northern Wings?:
A: The birds we present are a Harri hawk, Redtail hawk, American Kestrels, and a Ferruginous Hawk.
Q: How do the birds fly back to your glove? Don't they fly away?:
A: The birds we own are trained birds that responds to the glove when given a piece of tidbit. When a piece of food is placed on the glove, the bird flies to the trainer, and for it's reward, can eat the piece of meat! Yes, these birds can fly away if they wish to, but that's up to the falconer's responsability to know their scale weight before taking them out for flight. We demonstrate free flights to all customers in the "programs" section of the website for educational and wild life control!
Q: Will there be a live cam online of the birds in the Near future?:
A: We hope the reach the goal of getting there! Northern Wings takes one step at a time, as it only opened up just recently and does not have all the funds to afford live camera's to film our birds.
We hope to have answered all of your questions! If there is a Question you like to ask that isn't in the FAQ's page, please let us know by contacting us at and we'll get back with you as soon as possible!