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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: http://www.themodernapprentice.com/list.htm

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) http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1812e23d71f20567fbce05d16f169c8c&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title50/50cfr21_main_02.tpl

I strongly encourage all falconers to carefully print, read, and understand the following and keep copies in your mews or preparation area:
Washington State Title 232 WAC Chapter 30 (232-30 Falconry Regulations) http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=232-30

3-816A Online Reporting Page (for states on the new federal regulations) http://permits.fws.gov/186A
3-186A Online Filing Form https://migbirdapps.fws.gov/falconry/prg/frmFalreg.aspx

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Migratory Bird and Eagle Permits http://www.fws.gov/permits/mbpermits/birdbasics.html


Federal Propagation Regulations http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-23/html/2011-12519.htm

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife http://wdfw.wa.gov/

Washington Falconers Association http://www.wafalconers.org/

Falconry exams
Falconry test Yahoo group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Falconrytest/info

Falconry study flash cards http://www.flashcardmachine.com/falconry.html

Raptor videos
UNESCO Falconry Heritage video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o4c2bRXeqA
The UN has declared falconry to be an Intangible Cultural Heritage http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=es&pg=00335

Eddie Brochin - The Sport of Kings http://videos.myoutdoortv.com/motv/shows/ultimate-outdoors-with-eddie-brochin

Immature urban Red-Tail Hawk - showing just how comfortable a wild bird can be hunting and eating around people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN35qQnHzaM

PBS' Jungle Eagle - The Harpy Eagle http://video.pbs.org/video/2166128141/

Abu Dhabi's state of the art falcon hospital http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/06/10/falcon.hospital.uae/index.html

Bald Eagle swimming to shore with fish http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c59_1202800919

Internet Bird Collection - various raptor species and videos http://ibc.lynxeds.com/family/hawks-eagles-accipitridae

The Birds of North America http://bna.birds.cornell.edu


Raptor Biology and Aviculture
Raptor talons and killing method http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34242212/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Washington Nature Mapping program http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/

Audubon Christmas Bird Count http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count

Species abbreviations and species profiles http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/animals/bird/

Cornell - an incredible amount of information about birds http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna

Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/field_manual/field_manual_of_wildlife_diseases.pdf

Avian Orthopedics http://www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/orthopedic.html

Bird beak anatomy and care http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=15+1829&aid=2752

Bird Skulls http://www.skullsite.com/index.htm

Exotic Pet Vet http://www.exoticpetvet.net/

How hawks see the world http://m.wimp.com/hawkssee

Species population trend maps http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/htm03/trend2003.html

Life Histories of North American Birds by Bent http://www.birdsbybent.com/

Avian Biotech - DNA sexing http://www.avianbiotech.com/Index.htm

Project OwlNet http://www.projectowlnet.org/index.htm/

Plumage and moults http://www.scricciolo.com/Plumages%20and%20Molts/plumages_molts.htm

Wildlife Diseases http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12150_12220---,00.html

Long-Billed Hawk Syndrome (three-quarters of the way down the page) http://www.usaref.org/news_update.htm

Biosafety of Disinfectants http://netpets.com/birds/healthspa/biosafety.html

BaywingDB - Harris Hawk database http://home.comcast.net/~baywingdb/baywinghome.htm

Stellar Sea Eagle http://stellerseaeagle.blogspot.com/

Night time owl migration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtfSS0xYLiY

Saw-Whet Owls http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2007/11/northern-saw-whet-owl-invasion-update.html


Falconry and Raptors in the News
Mongolian Eagle hunter http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150

Streaming Eagles http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/streaming-eagles/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_th_20140622&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=9526563&_r=1

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/93321459.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

Abatement using raptors at World Cup games http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/sport/archives/2010/05/30/2003474214

Hawk in Library of Congress http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2011/01/hawk_in_library_of_congress.html

Nazi pigeons vs British Peregrines http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/Nazi%20Pigeon.htm

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/93321459.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

Target Field has a new fan base: bird watchers http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/93321459.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

Merlins Nest in North-Gate Area - Merlin population seen for first time west of the Olympic Mountains http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2008065173_merlins22m0.html

The Eagle Hunters http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200501/the.eagle.hunters.htm

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 http://www.comedycentral.com/partners/blinkx/playvideo.jhtml?itemid=59706

Indianapolis Star Falcon Blog http://blogs.indystar.com/falconblog/

A Boy and his Hawk http://www.wvgazette.com/section/Woods%20&%20Waters/2005102223

TV Tower Wires Kill 400 Birds in One Night http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051006/ap_on_re_us/bird_kill/

Woodland Park Zoo's 11-year-old falcon missing - again http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2002492436_webmissingfalcon13.html

Stork pays visit to high-rise hawks - Pale Male and Lola start new family in rebuilt roost http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7195688

Nature Photographers - Peregrine Encounter (great photographs of a Peregrine taking a wading bird) http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0205/bs0205-1.html

BBC - Calls over birds of prey killings http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4231131.stm

The New York Times - a lesser-known NYC Red-Tail rescued - surely would have been among the unlucky majority of wild raptors http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/22/nyregion/22hawk.html?ex=1104731868&ei=1&en=9ed37824a39efecf

National Geographic - Falconry Used to Secure North American Airports http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/03/0325_030325_falconry.html

PBS - A Falconer's Memoir http://www.pbs.org/falconer/falconry/index.htm

Christian Science Monitor - Flying with Falcons http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1223/p22s02-hfks.html

Falconry - The Real Sport of Kings http://www.strangehorizons.com/2001/20011126/falconry.shtml

Forbes - Billionaires on Vacation http://www.forbes.com/2002/09/19/0919feat.html


Other Sites
Bridget Maguire-Colton's Falcon Finders - helping reunite falconers with their wayward birds http://falconfinders.com

Harry McElroy's Desert Hawking http://www.deserthawking.com

Baine Carruther's excellent photography site http://www.pbase.com/baine

Charlie Butler's excellent falconry video blog http://www.GhostHawking.BlogSpot.com

Falconry Forum - UK http://www.falconryforum.co.uk

World of Owls http://www.worldofowls.com

Falconry Meet in the Czech Republic - excellent photos of a variety of birds http://www.oook.cz/events/opocno06/index.html

e-Training for Dogs - Dog training courses http://e-trainingfordogs.com/

Eduence Field Production - Falconry in Japan http://www.efp.jp/

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council - IWRC http://theiwrc.org/

Falconers Yellow Pages http://www.falconersyellowpages.com

Matthew Mullenix' blog http://matthewmullenix.blogspot.com/

Hawk House Art http://www.hawkhouseart.com

Eagle Falconer http://www.eaglefalconer.com

Falconer in Denmark http://www.falconer.dk/

Microhawking - Sparrowhawk hunting blog http://wakayamatakagari.blogspot.com/

Hunting with Harris Hawks in the UK http://harris-hawks.t83.net/

Falconry Canada - Roy Priest http://www.falconry.ca/

West Coast Falconry Academy http://westcoastfalconry.com/

The Falconry and Raptor Education Foundation http://www.falconryacademy.com/

HuntingNet http://www.huntingnet.com

Owl Pages http://www.owlpages.com

Zyra's Falconry Links http://www.zyra.org.uk/falconry.htm

MyBirds.ru - Russian raptor site http://www.mybirds.ru/groups/hish/




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