A Falconry Manual


A comprehensive guide to Falcons.

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A comprehensive guide to Falcons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888399786
  • Publisher: Hancock House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1984
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 393,093
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 5.51 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Beebe is one of North America's most experienced falconers. Born in Canada, he received his introduction to raptorial birds at the age of ten; since that time he has gained extensive experience in trapping and training raptors.

He has also played a leading role in training Eskimo people in the methods of trapping, care and export of arctic gyrfalcons.

It was Beebe's field studies and practical experience that led to his pioneering successes in breeding captive falcons in the early 1960's. His artistic talents not only contribute to the concise illustrations on how to capture and train birds but on how to easily make all the falconry hardware.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Birds of Falconry 9
Falcons 13
Kestrel 17
Merlin 21
Aplomado 25
Prairie 27
Peregrine 33
Gyrfalcons and Sakers 41
Hawks 47
Sharp-shinned 49
Goshawk 49
Cooper's 63
Red-tailed 67
Peregrines 73
Harris 79
Game, Vermin, Predators and Wildlife 83
Falconry Equipment 95
Capturing Wild Raptors 111
Eyess Versus Passager 123
Care and Attention 129
Training 137
Accipiters 144
Falcons 150
Suggested Readings 193
Index 196
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