An introduction to the care, maintenance and training of birds of prey
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.
Reviews for Falconry Basics
I found this revised version of the 2003 edition to be exceptionally well written, the text easy to follow and the advice and sensible cautions for beginners that are peppered throughout to be most informative… The advice on bird selection, housing, essential equipment and the care and maintenance of birds of prey is detailed.
Gary Creighton, British Country Sports