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A library of links interesting to falconer and enthusiast.
All pages and videos for this site can be found listed here:

Several of the pages of this site are now available in Russian. Thanks to Natalia Grechanaya for her translations. Regulations
I strongly encourage all falconers to carefully print, read, and understand the following and keep copies in your mews or preparation area:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Title 50 CFR Part 21 (Migratory Bird Permits)

3-816A Instructions
3-186A Online Filing Form

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Migratory Bird and Eagle Permits

Federal Propagation Regulations

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington Falconers Association

Falconry exams
Falconry test Yahoo group

Falconry study flash cards

Raptor videos
UNESCO Falconry Heritage video
The UN has declared falconry to be an Intangible Cultural Heritage

Immature urban Red-Tail Hawk - showing just how comfortable a wild bird can be hunting and eating around people

PBS' Jungle Eagle - The Harpy Eagle

Abu Dhabi's state of the art falcon hospital

Bald Eagle swimming to shore with fish

Internet Bird Collection - various raptor species and videos

The Birds of North America

Raptor Biology and Aviculture
Raptor center resources

Raptor talons and killing method

Washington Nature Mapping program

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Species abbreviations and species profiles

Cornell - an incredible amount of information about birds

Avian Orthopedics

Bird beak anatomy and care

Exotic Pet Vet

Species population trend maps

Life Histories of North American Birds by Bent

Stellar Sea Eagle

Night time owl migration

Saw-Whet Owls

Falconry and Raptors in the News
Inside the Outrageously Prestigious World of Falcon Influencers

Mongolian Eagle hunter

Streaming Eagles

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers

Abatement using raptors at World Cup games

Hawk in Library of Congress

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers

The Eagle Hunters

The Colbert Report - Stephen Colbert points out one of many flaws in Alan Parrot's claims that falconry is funding terrorism in the Middle East

Stork pays visit to high-rise hawks - Pale Male and Lola start new family in rebuilt roost

Nature Photographers - Peregrine Encounter (great photographs of a Peregrine taking a wading bird)

BBC - Calls over birds of prey killings

The New York Times - a lesser-known NYC Red-Tail rescued - surely would have been among the unlucky majority of wild raptors

PBS - A Falconer's Memoir

Christian Science Monitor - Flying with Falcons

Forbes - Billionaires on Vacation

Other Sites
The Modern Apprentice's information on traditional methods of training hawks was cited in an article exploring Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Bridget Maguire-Colton's Falcon Finders - helping reunite falconers with their wayward birds

Harry McElroy's Desert Hawking

Baine Carruther's excellent photography site

Charlie Butler's excellent falconry video blog

Falconry Forum - UK

World of Owls

Falconry Meet in the Czech Republic - excellent photos of a variety of birds

e-Training for Dogs - Dog training courses

Eduence Field Production - Falconry in Japan

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council - IWRC

Falconers Yellow Pages

Matthew Mullenix' blog

Hawk House Art

Eagle Falconer

Falconer in Denmark

Microhawking - Sparrowhawk hunting blog

Hunting with Harris Hawks in the UK

West Coast Falconry Academy

The Falconry and Raptor Education Foundation


Owl Pages

Zyra's Falconry Links - Russian raptor site

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