The Raptors of the Nation's Capital - Atlas Obscura Experiences

The Raptors of the Nation's Capital

$33 per person
Up to 25 people
Rodney Stotts with a bird of prey.
A falcon.
Stotts training one of his birds.
A raptor eyeing prey.
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$33 per person
Laurel, Maryland
What We’ll Do

A one-of-a-kind adventure to meet and greet the raptors that stalk our city. Watch a falcon feeding. Be awed by a hawk. Come face-to-face with an Eurasian Eagle-owl. This unique opportunity will allow you to meet and interact with some of the hunters of the sky. 

Join Atlas Obscura and Master Falconer Rodney Stotts at his 5-acre raptor sanctuary in Laurel, Maryland, for a live demonstration of these amazing creatures, where you'll discover what it takes to become a falconer and experience holding a live bird of prey. 

Stotts has been featured in numerous newspaper profiles for his work getting at-risk youths involved with the rehabilitating of injured birds of prey. Stotts works with several non-profits, including the Earth Conservation Corps, STAND Foundation, and Wings Over America.

A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Rodney's Raptors and STAND Foundation.

What Else You Should Know

This event is not accessible via public transportation and is located in a rural area. More information about the location will be sent to attendees several days prior to the event. Parking is available on site.

Questions? Contact Matt Blitz at

Group Size

There are 25 spots available on this experience.

Dates and Availability
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