A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey
New York Times Bestseller Now in paperback, Nancy Cowan's memoir gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. In spirited prose, Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. Peregrine Spring carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.
Reviews for Peregrine Spring
Peregrine Spring is a wonderful and often poignant account of Nancy Cowan’s relationship with a host of raptors; their lives, personalities, and species-related abilities. This book is for those interested in human-animal relationships and future falconers alike.
Ben Kilham, author of Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition
Not only does Nancy share the technical aspects of training and hunting a raptor, she brings to life the critical bond between falconer and falcon. A great read for anyone who wants to get a close look at what lies behind the curtain of falconry.
New Hampshire Audubon
Her poignant descriptions of hours in the field will fascinate falconers but also strike a chord with those who want a greater understanding of birds of prey in our environment.
BASC, Shooting & Conservation Magazine