Falconry Basics

An introduction to the care, maintenance and training of birds of prey

Tony Hall



ISBN: 9781846893025


CATEGORY: Falconry

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 288 pages

Also available as: Ebook


Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are mostly bred in captivity, they are still wild, independent animals and owning and training them requires the right commitment, knowledge and skills.

Falconry Basics is designed to provide those new to falconry with the essential information they need, including the basics of types of birds and their individual characteristics; acquiring the proper equipment; how best to care for and maintain healthy birds, and all aspects of training, flying and hunting.

Accompanied by diagrams and line drawings throughout, and with additional material, such as a glossary of falconry terms, this newly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive, practical guide for a whole new generation of falconers.


Meet the author Tony Hall

Tony Hall (1944-2015) wrote Falconry Basics in 2003 as guide for anyone, including those with no experience at all of the countryside and field sports, to the noble art of falconry . After encountering his first hawks as a teenager, Tony came back to the sport later in life, fulfilling his ambition to become a falconer and pursue his passion for flying hawks. He was editor of the British Hawking Association’s journals, and became a champion for creating access to the sport of falconry for anyone. He wanted others to experience the unique partnership of falconer and hawk and the connection with nature which that can bring.