Recently I have Volunteered at a local Wildlife Rescue organization who has a Red Tailed Hawk that is blind in one eye. I have never worked with raptors before however I have tons of Parrot Knowledge. I know that it is completely two different things... however I am looking at my task as a wonderful and hopefully rewarding challenge as I have always been interested in Falconry. The opportunity has never presented itself until now. I am volunteering at a licensed Rescue/Rehab organization. I was hoping some of you could offer me up some suggestions as to where to being my training/understanding of the task that lies ahead of me. I am interested in taking some classes and maybe becoming licensed myself, however, I do not know quite where to start. Any suggestions?
You can start my joining the Virginia Falconers Association. We just had a meet this past weekend in Winchester. Read all the info/books you can and get knowlegdable before pursuing any falconers. I also volunteer at a rehab center and am a pre-apprentice.
Post by dachmelehad on Mar 30, 2012 17:30:15 GMT -5
Oh snap! More Hampton Roads people! I'm moving there in the fall - the VFA is a good place to start, I've found, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries can supply you with contact information for nearby falconers.
Hey y'all, Im also located in Hampton Roads- Norfolk/VaBeach. Ive been into falconry for a while but never had the chance to pursue it until now. I went to do an experience with someone in NC and that was great. Im looking into traveling to NC,Ohio, NH and WV for more learning but id like to find someone here- ANYONE in the area who is a falconer who I could get some more experiences with. This area is so huge but its heavily populated and so i'm sure the falconers are elsewhere. Fingers crossed.