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Alec Shearer

My name is Alec Shearer, I have been a professional falconer most of my working life ..............

It started when I was 10 years old as a child in a small village in Bedfordshire, I was the one that looked after wildlife that had been injured in some way or another, a young Tawny Owl was struck by a car and was brought to me, luckily it soon recovered but that was the moment I fell in love with these majestic creatures of the air.Since then my career and passion has evolved around these birds over the years. I have worked at many Falconry Centres flying and caring for all types of raptors from Little Owls to Golden Eagles.      

I  have flown and displayed Birds of Prey at most major County & Country Shows over the years in the U.K and Northern Ireland.I have also supplied birds for T.V and films and been on many radio shows over the years.

I am a registered LANTRA falconry assessor & a member of the  British Falconers Club

We now live in beautiful Suffolk and you may find me flying birds of prey at Africa Alive during the summer months.I am very lucky to be able to say that I fly Birds of Prey for a living on a daily basis and feel privileged to be in their company.If I had to pick one group of birds as a favorite it would have to be the Falcons, the sheer speed and maneuverability is breathtaking !! 
I  hope you find what you are looking for here?If you need Feral Bird Control, a day or half day out flying the birds in the lovely Suffolk/Norfolk Countryside or maybe you want to start a journey that will change your life forever and learn how to keep, manage, train and fly a bird of prey in a safe and professional manner.


Courses by this Tutor
  • 24 June 2018
    10 - 4.00
    £95 including home-made lunch

    This is an Introduction to Falconry day course run by Alec Shearer, a falconer who has had a passion for these birds for a lifetime (click on his name above to see more about him). Anybody that is interested in, or has a passion for wildlife, countryside and birds of prey, will find this course...