Howard and Jason Caldwell


Howard and Jason Caldwell, a father/son team are both licensed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to handle and possess birds of prey. Ministers by trade, they have worked with raptors for nearly thirty years.


As licensed raptor educators & master falconers, both have worked with raptors for over twenty years. Raptors Up Close is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the fascinating world of raptors.  We specialize in customized programs tailored to the needs of your individual organization.  These programs illustrate the many aspects of raptors, the different species, biology, predation of prey, the ancient sport of falconry, and raptors relationship to man in the past and in the present.