Our Passion For What We Do Transfers Into Our Services
We are a hard working family business, that will dedicate our focused attention to eradicate your pest bird problems as efficiently as possible. As a falconer, being able to use our best “employees” to help solve your pest problem is extremely satisfying.
Alyssa BordonaroFounder / Falconer
Alyssa is a federally licensed falconer. She has been training birds of prey since the age of ten. Her passion for birds has led her on a journey full of excitement and adventure. Her career in abatement began in 2007 while in college, hazing seagulls from landfills on the weekends. In 2010 she graduated from CSU Channel Islands with a degree in biology. Her favorite bird of prey is the Red Tailed Hawk due to the tenaciousness of its nature and its determination to thrive.
Mike BordonaroFounder / Falconer
Michael is a federally licensed falconer. His journey in falconry began when he met Alyssa. During his two year apprenticeship as a falconer, he trained and hunted with his Red-Tailed Hawk, GhostFace. He could be found climbing the hillsides of Moorpark, scouring for bunnies, with GhostFace waiting patiently above. Michael graduated in 2007 from CSU Channel Islands with a degree in Business. His favorite hawk is the Harris’ Hawk due to its friendly nature and it's easily malleable behavior.
GhostfaceFemale Red-Tailed Hawk
Ghostface is our largest raptor and thus capable of taking large quarry. She is a falconry bird which means she is strictly used for hunting and recreation. She is lethal in the field and best suited to catch cottontail and jack rabbits. She is known as a “rufous-morph”, which describes her bib and chest coloration.
PhoenixFemale Harris Hawk
This is our captive bred female Harris Hawk. Her favorite quarry to pursue are crows and pigeons. She is an abatement bird which means she is strictly used for abating pest birds. Her hunting technique is to sit and wait for her best opportunity to overtake her quarry. She loves to soar high in a breeze and survey the land beneath her, looking for unsuspecting quarry below.
GunnerMale Harris Hawk
Gunner's favorite quarry are crows, pigeons and coots. He is an abatement bird which means he is strictly used for abating pest birds. His hunting technique it to outfly his quarry and take it down when it shows a sign of weakness. He is also a stealth hunter and will wait from a high perch until he sees a bird below in a vulnerable situation. He loves being pet under his chest feathers, even when he's otherwise in a grumpy mood.
Pretty RickyMale Peregrine Falcon
In the wild Peregrine Falcons were once almost extinct, but thanks to falconers and conservationists, they have been recently removed from the endangered species list. Ricky's favorite quarry to pursue are pigeons, coots and ducks. His attack method is to strike from above out of a stoop which can put his speed at 280mph! Ricky's species are the fastest animal on the planet, that much speed combined with the Peregrines fearless nature can leave quite an impact on unsuspecting prey birds below.
EsperanzaFemale Aplomado Falcon
Esperanza's favorite quarry are sparrows, starlings, coots and ducks. She combines the speed and heart of a hawk with the swiftness and sleekness of a falcon. Her hunting style is to follow low and when she sees quarry ahead she shoots off after it and pursues it until it reaches cover or she has it in her grip. These are beautiful little falcons and can be found in the rugged terrain of Peru.
Indi is gentle, loyal and a wonderful companion at home, at work and in the field. She is a Brittany pointer that uses her powerful nose and endless amounts of energy to find as many birds as she can. Once she finds the birds, she will either direct the hawks or falcons where to find them or she will chase them off into the sunset. She is very persistent and it pays off. She is able to get into the water and flush birds from their safe places. She loves swimming and loves chasing birds from the water and reeds. This saves her handlers a lot of trouble and it's entertaining to watch her and the hawks work as a team.
"We had tried every method of pigeon control prior to hiring Alyssa and none of them worked. Our pigeon problem was so bad that pigeons were not fearful of people and would actually take food off people's plates while they were still eating! As soon as Alyssa brought her birds to our site, we started seeing immediate results. She is a great spokesperson for falconry and able to address all customer questions, putting any concerns to rest and educating people about birds of prey. I would highly recommend hiring Alyssa; she is well worth it!"− Toni Reed, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
"Before you came to our rescue the restaurant was besieged daily by flocks of seagulls and nothing we tried was working. In a restaurant where over half of our seating is an outdoor patio this was a huge problem. You promised your birds could solve our problem and we decided to give The Hawk Pros a try. We noticed positive results immediately and within 10 days there was not a seagull in sight. It is now almost two months later the seagulls have not returned, not a single one. You could not have been more successful and we could not be happier."− Jim Sebastian GM, Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewery
"The sparrows at our outdoor dining patio were so relentless they would jump on tables while guests were eating. It got to a point where they were brave enough to go into the indoor dining area. We tried every alternative method of ridding our property of the pests to no avail. Once Alyssa and Mike introduced their team of hawks and falcons to our site, we immediately saw results! One year later and the sparrows have all but vanished. Even the customers are commenting on the positive results! We couldn't be happier."− Mike Robertson Hotel Manager, Beverly Hills Hilton