Thank you to our guests who have shared the following feedback about our programs:
“Thank you so so much. A unique experience that was fun and exciting. This was everything I hoped it would be and more.”
– Mark Elder, Sedona, AZ
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing day of our lives! We will never forget the enthusiasm and kindness you both showed us…I hope you thrive here in AZ.”
– Lisa Anders, Prescott, AZ
“My husband said this (a hawk walk) was the best birthday gift I have ever given him! He LOVED it.”
– Betty Marvin, Prescott AZ
“THANK YOU for the amazing experience…from start to finish – hands on experience with the birds, interaction with you, looking at the rest of the raptors etc. In short it was a fabulous morning with fabulous raptors and fabulous hosts. Maureen says to tell you it was one of her best days ever. Thank you again.”
– Marty & Maureen Pope, Scottsdale, AZ
– Lilli Rautanen, Sierra Vista, AZ
“Paul and Anne are the premier environmental educators in Western NY! Their passion for the Earth and engaging people in conservation efforts is infectious. People are drawn to Paul and Anne and their raptors. This is a wonderfully entertaining and educational program.
Paul and Anne do a wonderful job showing the birds and explaining the bird’s characteristics and conservation needs.
Your migration from NY to AZ is going to be a big loss for the Montezuma Audubon Center. We wish you tremendous success in your new home.”
– Chris Lajewski, Director, Montezuma Audubon Center, Savannah, NY
“Our 12 year old twin granddaughters had an awesome experience at the “Meet and Greet.” They learned so much about your magnificent birds. We appreciate the time you took to explain about each bird. The girls couldn’t stop talking about the flight demonstration. Your program is top notch and we highly recommend it.”
– Michelle Furlow, Prescott AZ
“On behalf of the students of the Buffalo Public Schools, I wish to convey a sincere thank you for the excellent programs you presented at the Waterfront School and Olmsted School #56.”
“Your presentation on the Biology and Ecology of Birds of Prey and your demonstrations with “Mingo” the red-tailed hawk, provided an informative and captivating experience for our youngsters. Your message of respect for nature and the need for conservation and protection of the environment was clear and understood by all.”
“Your work is what Science Education is all about. When we get to know Mingo and what he stands for, we have expanded the walls of the classroom and built positive attitudes and appreciation for all living things.”
~Stanley J. Wegrzynowski, Director, Science Education, Buffalo Schools
“What an exciting experience for both William and I. I learned SO much and it added to William’s knowledge bank, but more important was the experience of the raptors and interacting with you and Anne. You both are examples of what is right in this world and how we all need to step up and play our part.
Thank you for honoring William’s knowledge and at the same time emphasizing the need for him to use that knowledge in the world. It was a gift to meet you and Anne!”
~Sharlene Blackley, Prescott, AZ
June 1, 2017
Dear Paul and Anne,
Of all the amazing experiences I had on my vacation, meeting both of you and spending time learning about and photographing the birds was absolutely the highlight of my trip. And I got some photos that I am very happy with.
Lisa Dawson, WI 9/26/2017
Hello Paul and Anne,
Our visit with you and your birds was so very wonderful. Thank you both for all you shared with us, and a huge thanks for the fabulous pictures you both sent – great photos for a very special day.
To address your question, I don’t know when I’ll walk unaided again, but I keep improving – slowly but surely – so the day is coming! I’m able to do things now (like yesterday) that I could not do 2 months ago. Joy is a powerful emotion that aids healing, and the joy I felt with your birds will go a long way to help me recover.
We’ll be sharing our “Experience” with others, and we’ll see you again. Thanks so very much!
Sherry, John, Chris and Sheri
Dear Anne & Paul,
What a way to spend our 47th anniversary and 72nd birthday !!! We just can’t believe we actually experienced such a mind-blowing feast of beauty and greatness! We will forever treasure every interaction with you, and your amazing bird family. We thank you profusely for sharing your knowledge of the birds and nature with us. You have touched our hearts and minds in a way we never dreamed possible, and provided us with a much greater understanding of these magnificent creatures. Our love to you, and the birds that so willingly co-operated, and helped to make our raptor experience unforgettable. Until we meet again. Bud & Betty.
We would also like to thank you for the fantastic pictures !! The birds in flight are amazing! We would also like to thank you for a glimpse of your personal lives in educating people & putting the truth facts out there. You are both fantastic educators & also wonderful people! Thank you for everything. The pronghorn was a great dessert! Good luck with your bees. ” May the road rise to meet you …” Betty & Bud.
Dear Paul & Anne,
Thank you again for all your personal touch & spending so much time on the photos. We have Coda full-size landing on my fist with 2 different angles into 2 8×10’s. The photos & handling/flying Coda are priceless & fulfilled my bucket list. Thank you for asking me to share my mother’s story with you. We’ve been sharing the photos & your raptor experience with many others. You went way beyond the call. That’s the way you are though. It’s nice to know that there are people in the world who are there to give back just for the sake of sharing & caring.
I saw a peregrine falcon Friday morning 7:30 in Sedona at Tabletop trail. We saw black hawks, red tails, coopers, cardinals, & vermillion flycatchers. At the top of Cathedral Rock we sat & listened to the sweet sound of a canyon wren & smiled from ear to ear. Thanks for letting us live part of the history of falconry with you.
We love the photo of the taxi on facebook.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! God bless you & keep you always.
Kenny & Lisa, CA
April 16, 2018
Good Morning Paul and Anne,
I want to thank you for being a part of our Celebrate Mesa this past Saturday! This past weekend was a great success and brought wonderful one of a kind experiences to the entire community!
Your main stage performance was a fabulous educational instrument with an important message for today’s youth. From what I saw, the meet and greet was a huge success as well! Every time I walked past your booth there was a crowd of people in awe of your beautiful birds. I saw excitement in the eyes of numerous attendees as they walked towards your tent
I would just like to say again thank you for being a part of our event. You have been great to work with leading up to Celebrate Mesa! My only regret is that I did not get a chance myself to fully enjoy your presentation/meet and greet. I guess I will just have to come to you next time!
I hope you both enjoyed your time in Mesa and from the entire Celebrate Mesa team, thank you!
Hi Paul and Anne,
What you offer and share is a gift to the world. Spirit and nature. Interacting with your incredible raptors seemed gift enough, but you graciously added the bonus of sharing yourselves too.
We are deeply appreciative of the rare experience you provide and of getting to know you. Both truly joyful. If life and time permitted, yours is a friendship we would pursue.
Your pictures are great, Paul.
Big THANKS and HUG!
Thank you both for a fun and most educational morning with your birds. What a special treat. I am pleased that the group of five photographers worked so well together. A good group size as far as I am concerned.