Pastel sketch by J. Enderson 1964
Object ID 2008.30.5

Where are The Archives located?

The Archives of Falconry is located in Boise, Idaho at The World Center for Birds of Prey. We share the campus with The Peregrine Fund. The Archives is housed in the Herrick Building on the north side of campus.

The Archives of Falconry
The World Center for Birds of Prey
5668 W Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID 83709

What is the phone number for The Archives of Falconry?

Our phone number is (208) 362-8256.

Is The Archives of Falconry a nonprofit?

The Archives of Falconry is an independent not-for-profit public charity, otherwise known as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Is The Archives of Falconry part of The Peregrine Fund?

Not anymore! The Peregrine Fund was the institutional home for The Archives for its first 35 years, from its founding in 1986 until the separation in 2021. In 2021, The Archives of Falconry became an independent organization. We are still located alongside The Peregrine Fund at The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho and we still have a strong partnership with the organization.

What is the mission of The Archives?

The Archives of American Falconry was founded in 1986 to stem the loss of falconry's historical record in the United States as pioneer falconers died. Unique in the world, the Archives original intent expanded with the international nature of historic materials being collected. The name subsequently was shortened to The Archives of Falconry in 2003 and it now focuses on the history of this ancient sport worldwide. The Archives mission continues to be to collect, preserve and make accessible the physical evidence of falconers' achievements worldwide and to document their role in raptor conservation.

Can I visit The Archives to tour the facility and examine artifacts myself?

We absolutely encourage you to visit us. At this time public tours are suspended due to COVID restrictions. However, we may be able to arrange a special showing. Please write [email protected].

How can I become a falconer or learn more about the sport?

We encourage you to connect with your regional falconry club. We have provided a searchable directory of such organizations in our Living Heritage Exhibit. If you are in North America, we encourage you to visit the website of NAFA, the North American Falconers Association. Specifically, their page about falconry and becoming a falconer is a great resource.

I am researching aspects of the history of falconry. How can you help me?

We'd love to hear more about your research project. First, we encourage you to use our online catalog to look for materials that might be useful in your project. You can also submit a research request on our collections page.

How can I help support The Archives?

The Archives of Falconry depends on individuals just like you. Please visit our support page to learn more about how you can give.

Can I contribute items from my collection to The Archives?

Our institution is always looking for new artifacts. We encourage donations of falconry books, furniture, and artifacts. Please contact us to discuss arrangements.