What could you accomplish
with a mentor guiding you and holding you accountable?

Bird training is complex. Get personalized guidance to help you achieve your goals faster, solve every problem, and feel supported with direction and confidence.

* The Avian Behavior Lab Mentorship program is only open to current Premium and Facility Lab Members.

The best professional development experience I've ever had!

"The best professional development experience I’ve ever had! I have so many fantastic ideas for our program and I’m already starting to implement some. It was worth every penny!"

Melissa H.



Weekly Mentorship Lab hours so you can ask questions and get feedback on your training or specific issue. This is a casual and safe environment  you can share anything that you are curious about or need help on.


Get personalized, 1:1 coaching with Hillary Hankey. You'll receive guidance to solve your current issues and actionable steps and accountability to achieve your goals faster and with professional support. Calls will be held via Zoom and recorded so you can refer to it along your training journey.


In this bi-monthly mastermind, you can present your projects, receive guidance on problems using a constructional approach, and request topics for discussion so you can receive action-based instruction. Surrounded by your peers, you will receive the support and accountability to help you keep growing and evolving.

Limited space available. We keep the mentorship groups small so we can help you achieve the results you want.

I can’t thank you enough for being you. Your philosophy of sharing knowledge and supporting others in the industry, no matter what their circumstances are, is the main reason I signed up To know that I can ask a question without judgment or shut down is very powerful, especially for someone like me who has been doing this for 20+ years but hasn’t always had access to all things new and innovative in training. I just can’t express how much that means. And to be able to have some incredible conversations with you was amazing as well.

Melissa Hill

Avian Behavior Lab Member

My experience with Hillary Hankey and her expert Avian Behavior International colleagues and amazing animals was inspiring. Although I have studied the application of behavior science to animal behavior and training in many hands-on work-shops, I highly recommend Hillary Hankey and Avian Behavior International where you can learn, regardless of your level of skill, in a highly supportive and enriching multi-species environment set in the stunningly beautiful hills of Escondido, California.

Patricia K. A., PhD, CPBC

Avian Behavior Lab Member

"I know I should be able to figure this out - I've taken countless courses and have the knowledge - I just need a mentor to tell me what to do for my situation”



  • 5 - one hour 1:1 sessions with Hillary so you'll have guidance and direction at every step. 
  • Weekly Mentorship Lab hours to get your questions answered and help you stay on top of your goals.
  • A bi-monthly mastermind with your peer group so you can present your projects, receive guidance on problems using a constructional approach, and request topics for discussion so you can receive action-based instruction. 

100% Money Back Guarantee

At Avian Behavior International, we believe in the effectiveness of our methods, courses, live trainings, and private mentorships. We're so sure of this that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your progress during the first month of mentorship or you don't feel it is for you, simply email us to get the entire cost of the mentorship refunded.


Here are some of our commonly asked questions.

I'm already a member of the Lab - how will the mentorship program help me?

The mentorship program provides personalized guidance for Lab members that want to take their training to the next level, accomplish training goals, work through specific issues, and have the help of an expert to guide you in your progress.

How is the Mentorship Mastermind different than the weekly Lab hours?

The Mentorship Mastermind is a twice monthly working meeting with Mentorship Members to present their projects, receive guidance on problems using a constructional approach, request topics for discussion, and receive action-based instruction. In the mastermind you'll be able to collaborate with other members, gain new ideas, and more!

The weekly Lab hours are an informal QA session that you can bring your questions to for discussion. These meetings are not for discussions but more for specific problem solving so you can get answers to your most pressing questions.

I'm having difficulty navigating through certain Lab courses. Will the Mentorship Program help me?

Yes! During the bi-monthly Mastermind meetings we will go over difficult courses inside of the Lab, step by step, in detail, for live feedback and questions. You will be able to request which courses you want to review and get personalized feedback to help you navigate through those courses.

I'm having trouble finding enough time to get through everything inside of the Lab. Will the Mentorship Program help me?

One of the best parts of the Mentorship Mastermind is that it will help you have a more guided and supported experience inside of the Lab. You can use your 1:1 mentorship sessions with Hillary to set goals, get accountability, and decide next steps. With this personalized instruction, the time you spend inside of the Lab will be more streamlined and effective.

The Mentorship Program sounds amazing and I'd like to try it out. What happens if I find it's not for me?

We firmly believe that mentorship helps people reach their training goals and is an important part of growth. But we understand that everyone has their own preferences on how they learn. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Additionally, the Mentorship Program is month to month, so you can join for whatever length of time works for you.

Don't go another year without accomplishing your bird training goals. Having an expert by your side, holding you accountable, and answering your questions, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

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