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The Falconry Heritage Trust

The Falconry Heritage Trust is a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive.

This archive feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through this archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generation

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Museum Ohrada

Archivo Iberoamericano de Cetrería

The Iberoamerican falconry archive is a reserarch project from Valladolid University. Ending 2004, the Spanish main falconry association Asociación Española de Cetrería y Conservación de Rapaces (AECCA) asked for cooperation for preparing a document about the falconry in iberoamerican countries, that would be included in the file that was being prepared for the UNESCO project.

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Casey Wood Collection

Casey Wood Collection (Canada)

McGill Library’s extraordinary strengths in its ornithological collections, palm leaf manuscripts, Kashmiri lacquer and bible boxes are largely the result of the personal collecting of Casey Wood. He published many journal articles on the eye and on birds and he published important books. During his stay at the Vatican Library he translated the "De Arte Venandi cum Avibus" from Latin to English, published in 1943.

The collection include a young Peregrine Falcon in training, leashed to a weathering block and wearing hood, bell, jesses and, most importantly, an identification band from the U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey, indicating that it was legally acquired, a glove, a falconer bag, bells and many hood made by the German Otto Kals in 1930.

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The Central Asian Falconry project

Central Asian Falconry

Dennis Keen is a young ethnographer. He has been studying the languages and culture of Central Asia for five years, and has now shared with us a fantastic new resource called The Central Asian Falconry Project.

There's a blog, a long overview of Kyrgyz and Kazakh falconry, and dozens of books and movies that he has put up online.

Many claim that falconry was born in Central Asia, but until now information on the practice there has been hard to come by. Dennis's site is a welcome introduction that the IAF is proud to pass on.

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