A Living Heritage: Explore Global Falconry Organizations

A Living Heritage: Explore Global Falconry Organizations

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Photo Mark Williams

For at least four millennia, the art and practice of falconry flourished organically - conveyed to each generation by family, community, and cultural exchange between nation-states. Many cultures retained a professional falconer-class supporting nobility, but falconry still thrived in more obscure, humble realms. Rarely chronicled in stone or paper, falconry prospered under an ancient master-apprentice relationship. Within each region, distinctive forms emerged tied to culture, landscape, and quarry. Yet despite superficial differences, global falconry is an expression of a shared connection to the natural world.

The last few centuries brought-on the expansion of the firearm, agricultural intensification, urbanization, and other political shifts that endangered this ancient sport. By the mid-19th century, British and Irish falconers established associations to protect and celebrate falconry as it faced modern threats.

By the late 20th century, falconry associations formed across the globe. Individually, they serve the interests of their members and safeguard legal falconry, but collectively, they offer a compelling display of a thriving living heritage. Explore the global falconry community!


How to Use This Exhibit: Scroll down to view the interactive map or the interactive search. To find an organization in the map, scroll across the map and zoom into a country or region of interest with your mouse, pad, or the zoom function on the top left. Select a pin to expand a summary about each falconry organization and explore links to Facebook pages and/or websites. To use the search function, select buttons based on continental region and/or enter a keyword such as country or province.

Curator’s Note: We included only non-commercial (non-profit) falconry organizations that appear to be active and maintaining either a website, a page on Facebook, or both. For organizations we have mistakenly omitted or displayed incorrectly, we apologize and welcome submissions or corrections. Please include the organization’s name, address, Facebook page address, and/or website address, and a high-resolution logo to: info@falconry.org



Enter a location like country, state, or province, or enter keywords like conservancy, conservation, or hawking.

Abu Dhabi Falconers Club

Abu Dhabi Falconers Club

United Arab Emarites

To preserve UAE’s falconry heritage and traditions, support falconers, and the conservation of raptors and their prey.

Logo - Adriaan Mollen Falconers Association - Valkeniersverbond Adriaan Mollen

Adriaan Mollen Falconers Association

Valkeniersverbond Adriaan Mollen
Netherlands

The Adriaan Mollen Falconers Association is the oldest falconers association in the Netherlands and was founded with Royal approval on December 30, 1938 in Valkenswaard. The association owes its name to the Netherlands' last professional falconer and has set itself the goal of keeping the knowledge and practice alive and actively contribute to the protection and conservation of birds of prey.

Logo - Alabama Hawking Association

Alabama Hawking Association

USA

The purpose of the Alabama Hawking Association is to disseminate information to interested members and to promote and support scientific studies, educational programs, and practices which are directed towards the conservation of raptors as a species and the preservation of falconry as a field sport.

Alaska Falconers Association

Alaska Falconers Association

USA

The purpose of the Alaska Falconers Association (AFA) is to:
• Provide communication among and to all members.
• Promote the scientific study of the raptorial species, their care, welfare, and training.
• Promote conservation of the birds of prey and an appreciation for their value in nature and in wildlife conservation programs.
• Urge recognition of falconry as a legal field sport.
• Establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate and further the welfare of falconry and the raptors it employs.

Albanian Falconry Association

Albanian Falconry Association

Albania
Logo - Alberta Falconers Association

Alberta Falconers Association

Canada

To promote the conservation of raptors and their prey species through the application of wise-use; to promote and perpetuate the highest standards of falconry practice; to inform and advise members and prospective members about falconry in Alberta; and to maintain and promote the Association's Code of Ethics.

Logo - Algerian Falconry Organization -

Algerian Falconry Organization - "Bayazira"

الصيد-بالصقور-في-الجزائر
Algeria

Bayazira is an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of falconry.

Logo - American Falconry Conservancy

American Falconry Conservancy

USA

Dedicated to the art and practice of falconry falconer's rights and preserving wild raptor take.

Logo - The Archives of Falconry

The Archives of Falconry

USA

The Archives collects and preserves falconry heritage and the legacy of notable falconers, including their correspondence, memorabilia, art, crafts, and life stories.  The Archives also interprets significant events in falconry history, and celebrates the role of falconers in the birth of raptor conservation.

Logo - Argentine Association of Falconry

Argentine Association of Falconry

Asociacion Argentica de Cetreria
Argentina

Established with the clear intention of uniting all the falconers in Argentina and giving the practice of falconry a legal framework.

Logo - Arizona Falconers Association

Arizona Falconers Association

USA

The purpose of the Arizona Falconers Association is to: provide communication and interaction  among interested members; to promote the ethical and legal pursuit of falconry as a recognized field sport; to promote the use of sound biological principles and information in the management of raptor populations and falconry; and to encourage programs of public education, scientific study and habitat conservation which advance the welfare of falconry and birds of prey.

Logo - Arkansas Hawking Association

Arkansas Hawking Association

USA

The Arkansas Hawking Association was established in 1992. Their principle goal to organize the falconers of Arkansas and establish a respectable relationship with state and federal agencies. The Association became a legal non-profit entity under the Federal 501(c)(3) code as of November 19, 2014.

Logo - Association of Belgium Falconers

The Association of Belgium Falconers "Club Marie of Bourgogne"

L’Association Belge de Fauconnerie "Club Marie de Bourgogne"
Belgium

The only national association of falconry in Belgium, its mission is the conservation of the art of falconry in Belgium and the protection of birds of prey.

Logo - Association of Falconers (Russian)

Association of Falconers (Russian)

Ассоциация Сокольников
Russia

The Association was created in order to promote the implementation and protection of the rights of its members, to satisfy their amateur interests in falconry and the protection of birds of prey, sports and recreational activities, nature conservation, enrichment of hunting fauna, development of hunting dogs.

Logo - Association of Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey

Association of Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociación Accipiter: cetrería y conservación de aves rapaces
Ecuador

Aims to study, manage and conserve birds of prey and their ecosystems in Ecuador, as well as the management and promotion of the art of falconry and any lawful activity related to it.

Logo - Association of Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociation of Hellenic Falconry

Σύλλογος Ελληνικης Ιερακοτροφιας
Greece

To promote of the ancient Greek art of falconry and its applications in modern Greece.

Logo - Austrian Falconry Association

Austrian Falconry Association

Österreichischer Falknerbund
Austria

Falconers Association was founded in 1950 and is therefore the oldest falconry association in Austria. The ÖFB is represented in all federal states and unites falconers and birds of prey friends from all over Austria.

Logo - Bahari Sports Club for Falconry and Birds of Prey Conservation

Bahari Sports Club for Falconry and Birds of Prey Conservation

Club Deportivo Bahari de Cetrería y Conservación de Aves de Presa
Spain

The Baharí Club has been working for almost three decades in this mission of defending birds of prey and promoting and favoring falconry as a sporting activity that seems to us a worthy cause.

Logo - BC Hawking Club

BC Hawking Club

Canada

Celebrating the art of falconry through engaging and supporting falconers and advocating for the preservation of our heritage.

Logo - Belgian Association of Flemish Falconers and Hawkers

Belgian Association of Flemish Falconers and Hawkers

Belgische Vereniging van Vlaamse Valkeniers en Havikeniers
Belgium
Logo - Brazilian Association of Falconers and Preservation of Birds of Prey

Brazilian Association of Falconers and Preservation of Birds of Prey

Associação Brasileira de Falcoeiros e Preservação de Aves de Rapina
Brazil

A nationwide non-profit scientific society that supports and executes initiatives aimed at the study and conservation of neotropical birds of prey. Currently, the main objective of ABFPAR is to obtain, from the public authorities, the recognition of the legal practice of falconry in Brazil, helping to build knowledge about the biology and behavior of Brazilian birds of prey and the development of strategies for their conservation.

Logo - British Archives of Falconry

British Archives of Falconry

United Kingdom

The British Archives of Falconry’s aim is to preserve the unbroken living heritage of falconry in for future generations by: Collecting, conserving and archiving British falconry related items; Tracing and recording the whereabouts of significant items to prevent their loss to the falconry community; Digitally copying and recording items for the study of falconry; Encouraging the falconers of today to record their experiences; Making our archive available for study and exhibition; Maintaining links with other countries falconry archives.

Logo - British Falconers' Cub

British Falconers' Cub

United Kingdom

The British Falconers’ Club is the largest falconry club in the UK with around 900 members. Established in 1927 the BFC is also the oldest falconry club in the UK and maintains a proud tradition of excellence in the husbandry and management of the hawks we fly.

Logo - Bulgarian Falconry Association

Bulgarian Falconry Association or the Bulgarian Association for Preservation of Birds of Prey

Българска Асоциация за Запазване на Грабливите Птици
Bulgaria

Bulgarian Association for the Conservation of Birds of Prey is a non-governmental organization established on April 13, 2001. in the city of Sofia. The main goal of the Association is the protection of birds of prey, their habitats and food base; assisting state and territorial institutions and other non-governmental conservation organizations in their activities for the conservation of wildlife and in particular birds of prey; promoting the importance of birds of prey for the normal functioning of ecosystems; supporting the populations of rare and protected species of birds of prey through environmentally friendly measures; reintroduction of species extinct from the fauna of Bulgaria; restricting the illegal killing, capture and trade in birds of prey and their eggs.

Logo - Bulgarian Falconry Union

Bulgarian Falconry Union

Български Соколарски Съюз
Bulgaria

A union aiming to renew the millennial tradition of falconry and to unite people with interest and desire to become part of the guild of falconers in Bulgaria.

Logo - Buriram Falconers Club

Buriram Falconers Club

Thailand
Logo - California Hawking Club

California Hawking Club

USA

The California Hawking Club was formed in 1971 by a small group of dedicated falconers to preserve and promote the public image of the art of Falconry, to assist in the conservation of birds of prey, and to collect and disseminate information through its publications.

Logo - Cape Falconry Club

Cape Falconry Club

South Africa

The Cape Falconry Club has been around since the early 90's and was the first Falconry Club in the Cape.

Logo - Central Asia Falconry Project

Central Asia Falconry Project

Kyrgyzstan

The Central Asian Falconry Project was started in 2009 with a simple goal: to share a fascinating tradition with the world.

Chilean Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociación Chilena de Cetrería y Conservación de las Aves Rapaces
Chile
Logo - Chilean Falconry Association

Chilean Falconry Association

Chile
Logo - Colombia Falconers Club ACCC GS

Colombia Falconers Club ACCC GS

Asociación Club Colombiano de Cetrería ACCC GS
Columbia
Logo - Colorado Hawking Club

Colorado Hawking Club

USA

The mission of the Colorado Hawking Club is to:
• Increase knowledge concerning raptors.
• Promote wise conservation of raptors.
• Work to assure that those participating in falconry conduct themselves in accordance with the traditionally high ethical standards of the art.
• Extend to the CPW cooperation, assistance and recommendations for effective establishment of programs affecting raptors and falconry.
• Encourage and assist in captive breeding of raptors for use in falconry.
• Provide communication among and disseminate information to interested persons, club members, and licensed falconers.

Logo - Connecticut Falconers Association

Connecticut Falconers Association

USA

The Connecticut Falconers Association was formed to promote the safe and ethical practice of the sport of falconry in Connecticut. CFA is dedicated to the health and welfare of all birds of prey and are committed to promoting conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation of their value in nature and in wildlife conservation programs.

Logo - Czech Falconers Club

Czech Falconers Club

Klub Sokolníků
Czech Republic

The club of falconers of the Czech-Moravian Hunting Union unites active falconers of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. It belongs to the falconry organizations in the world. It is part of the Czech-Moravian Hunting Unit and the basic organizational unit of the club are falconry centers.

Logo - Danish Falconry Club

Danish Falconry Club

Dansk Falkejagt Klub
Denmark

The Danish Falconry Club was formed in 1993 and is the oldest club of its kind in Denmark. The purpose of the club is to preserve falconry in Denmark, including hunting with native species, and to spread the knowledge of falconry in Denmark. Another of the purpose of the Danish Falconry Club is to exchange experiences and inform about scientific work concerning birds of prey and bird breeding, and to promote a trusting relationship with the authorities and the Game Management Council.

Logo - Emirates Falconers Club

Emirates Falconers Club

United Arab Emirates

Established in 2001. Its main objectives and goals of the EFC are to spread awareness about the method of sustainable hunting, falconry and uplifting the hunting with falconry, and preserving the very authentic Arab heritage.

Logo - European Foundation for Falconry and Conservation

European Foundation for Falconry and Conservation

Europe

EFFC's main objective is to perpetuate and enhance the role of falconers within a European (or European-linked) context by supporting and eventually funding projects in which falconers' participation is relevant. EFFC focuses on the following areas: Conservation and Animal Welfare, and Culture & Education. The goal of the EFFC is to ensure that Falconry contributes to 21st-Century European society, helping to safeguard the things that we hold dear for our children and grandchildren. "Bringing Falconry values ​​to Europe's future."

Logo - Turkish Falconry Club

Falconers Club

Doğancılar Derneği
Turkey

The Falconers Club aims to bring together all the raptors and people hunting in our country, to inform them and to develop this ancient culture.

Falconers Erika of Plutia

Associazione Erika Falconieri Di Plutia
Italy

The Erika di Plutia falconers association is the only association recognized in Sicily by the F.I.F Italian Falconers Federation. The association was created to pass on to new generations the noble art of hunting with the hawk.

Falconers Of Melfese - ASC

Falconieri Del Melfese "Nino Laviano"
Italy
Logo - Falconers of the Argentine Center Civil Association

Falconers of the Argentine Center Civil Association

Cetreros del Centro Argentino Asociación Civil
Argentina

A civil association created to unite falconers, promote responsible falconry and proper conservation of biodiversity.

Logo - Falconers of The Californias

Falconers of The Californias

Cetreros De Las Californias
Mexico
Logo - Falconers of West Mexico A.C.

Falconers of West Mexico A.C.

Cetreros del Occidente de México A.C.
Mexico

Group committed to the development and well-being of falconry based on ethics and discipline, which seeks to achieve the conservation of birds of prey and their natural habitat.

Logo - Falconry Center, Croatia

Falconry Center

Sokolarski Centar
Croatia
Logo - Falconry Club of Yarak Italy

Falconry Club of Yarak

Di Falconeria Yarak
Italy

Operates mainly in the north-western area of ​​Italy, but boasts members and collaborators nationwide.

Logo - Falconry Fund

The Falconry Fund

USA

The Falconry Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to support and protect the various arts and practices of falconry and the cultural and environmental assets that make it possible. The Falconry Fund, Inc., seeks to become a vital and effective nonprofit charitable organization based in the United States to serve falconers on the North American continent and elsewhere so that this art and practice may be pursued without undue restriction and free from current or potential threats by incompatible human activity.

Logo - Falconry Group

Falconry Group "De Arte Venandi" in Melfi

Gruppo Falconieri De Arte Venandi di Melfi
Italy

The purpose of De Arte Venandi Falconry Group is the study of the relationship between man and environment as well as the conservation and worship of Falconry from a historical, artistic, naturalistic and sporting point of view. All this to promote and implement directly or indirectly all those measures aimed at safeguarding the environment or to protect it from the consequences of human activity that can lead to degradation or damage to the internal environment as a harmonious framework of coexistence between man, flora, fauna, recovery of injured animals and their reintegration into nature, safeguarding the noble art of falconry and birds of prey on the way of extinction.

Logo - Falconry Heritage Trust

The Falconry Heritage Trust

United Kingdom

The FHT aims to establish 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 will 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.

Logo - Falconry Museum in Valkenswaard

The Falconry Museum in Valkenswaard

Valkerij Valkenswaard Museum
Netherlands

The museum tells about falconry focused on the European courts (1600 - 1935) and the rise, growth and decline of the cigar industry.

Logo - Falconry Viêt Club

Falconry Viêt Club

Vietnam
Logo - Female Falconers Club

Female Falconers Club

United Kingdom

Join like-minded women of all ages, who share a passion for falconry. The Club allows us to share our passion and enthusiasm for our falconry birds, the countryside and the future of wild raptors worldwide. Whether new to the sport or already addicted, join a supportive network of female falconers at field meets, events and socials across the UK.

Logo - Florida Falconers Association

Florida Falconers Association

USA

• To promote excellence in falconry and support those that fall short.
• To continue falconry’s rich tradition of sporting flights at wild game.
• To keep our members well informed of issues facing falconry and to encourage them to participate in shaping the future of our sport.
• To work with federal, state and local agencies to assist in maintaining regulations based on sound biology to allow advancement in the sport and keep raptor populations healthy.

Logo - Florida Hawking Fraternity

Florida Hawking Fraternity

USA

To improve, aid and an encourage competency in the art and practice of falconry among interested persons.

Logo - ANFA Association Nationale des Fauconniers et Autoursiers Francais

French National Association of Falconers and Austringers

ANFA Association Nationale des Fauconniers et Autoursiers Francais
France

The ANFA brings together almost all practitioners, amateurs, supporters and protectors of the art of falconry in France.

Logo - Geogia Falconry Association

Geogia Falconry Association

USA

Dedicated to preserving the art and practice of falconry, as well as educating the public on the conservation, management and ecology of raptors. Members are expected to adhere to a strict code of ethics regarding game laws, treatment of birds and conduct in public. We willingly assist new falconers and those interested in the sport.

Logo - George Edward Lodge Trust

George Edward Lodge Trust

United Kingdom

To advance education of the public in the artwork, life and skills of George Edward Lodge. The trust will build an historical picture of falconry in the 19th and early 20th Centuries based particularly upon the artwork, records and diaries of George Edward Lodge but expanding to incorporate other sources as these become available.

Logo - Deutscher Falkenorden Bund für Falknerei

German Order of Falcons - Federation for Falconry, Protection of Birds of Prey and Birds of Prey e. V.

Deutscher Falkenorden Bund für Falknerei, Greifvogelschutz und Greifvogelkunde e.V. (DFO)
Germany

The DFO is recognized as a nature conservation association, is the world's oldest falconer's association and the world's oldest association for the protection of birds of prey.

Logo - Great Lakes Falconers Association

Great Lakes Falconers Association

USA

GLFA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to our native birds of prey and to the sport of falconry. GLFA is very active in falconry legislative efforts at not only the state level but also in cities and municipalities across Illinois.

Logo - Guasalajara Hawking Club

Guadalajara Hawking Club

Club de Halconería Guadalajara A.C.
Mexico

Organization that seeks the enrichment and good practice of the art of falconry promoting dignity, respect and ethics.

High Plains Falconers

USA - Colorado

High Plains Falconers is dedicated to preserving and practicing the art of Falconry. Their mission is to foster and protect the tenets, practices and cultural heritage of traditional falconry, and to freely pass on the field craft, hawkmanship, and etiquette pertaining to game hawking in its traditional form.

Logo - Hungarian Falconry Association

Hungarian Falconry Association

Magyar Solymász Egyesület
Hungry

One of the most important tasks of the association is the practice of falconry and the protection of organized falconers in hunting and conservation issues.

Logo - Idaho Falconers Association

Idaho Falconers Association

USA
Logo - Illinois Falconers Association

Illinois Falconers Association

USA

The aim of the Illinois Falconer's Organization to provide an outlet for active hunting falconers and aspirants to hone their skills through collaboration with fellow sportsman in and out of the field. We will provide a unified voice for legislative concerns to our sport within the state of Illinois, and Federally through affiliation with our national body. Finally, we will encourage our membership to educate the general public about the rich history of falconry, its current legitimacy as a field sport and its positive benefits to scientific and conservation efforts.

Logo - Indiana Falconers Association

Indiana Falconers Association

USA

The Indiana Falconers Association (IFA) is an organized group of licensed falconers passionate about our sport and committed to enhancing the quality of the falconry experience in Indiana. IFA seeks to represent the interests of Indiana falconers, by spearheading efforts to support and sustain optimal conditions for the practice of falconry in the state — providing opportunities to participate in social, educational, environmental and regulatory activities related to the sport of falconry.

Logo - International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey - IAF

International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey

Global

Dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry, a hunting tradition defined as ‘taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey‘. Preserving falconry involves maintaining not only the traditional culture that builds practical skills of empathy with animals, but also the conservation of raptors and their prey through Preservation Of Natural Habitats. The IAF encourages falconry within the context of sustainable use of wildlife. IAF is an accredited NGO providing advisory services to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee (NGO-90006) and an accredited member of IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Logo - Iowa Falconers Association

Iowa Falconers Association

USA
Logo - Irish Hawking Club

Irish Hawking Club

Ireland

Established in 1860, the Irish Hawking Club is dedicated to the sport and practice of Falconry and the conservation of birds of prey.

Logo - Federazione Italiana Falconieri

Italian Falconers Federation

Federazione Italiana Falconieri
Italy

The Italian Falconry Federation is an autonomous body whose purpose is the promotion and conservation of Falconry, understood as falconry, from a historical, artistic, naturalistic and sporting point of view.

Japan Falconers Association

Japan

The purpose of this association is to organize practicing the art of traditional falconry in Japan, to train falconer-members, and to carry out research on raptors.

The Japan Falconiformes Center

日本ワシタカ研究センター
Japan

The Japan Falconiformes Center (JFC) was organized in 1982 to promote various conservation projects for Japanese birds of prey with falconry technique and facilities that was developed by falconers in Edo period (1603-1868). It is an expansion of the activities of The Hawking Club of Japan that was established 1964 for the preservation of traditional Japanese falconry and the conservation of birds of prey.

Logo - Japan Women’s Falconers

Japan Women’s Falconers

Japan
Logo - Kansas Hawking Club

Kansas Hawking Club

USA

To communicate and disseminate information to members; to promote education in conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation of their value in nature and wildlife conservation programs; to promote falconry as a field sport and to safeguard its’ practice; and to promote and recognize propagation of raptorial species as a legal, viable resource for falconry and reintroduction programs.

Logo - Kentucky Falconers Association

Kentucky Falconers Association Ltd.

USA

To promote, preserve, and advance the sport of the falconry in Kentucky. The KFA is committed to the promotion of the art of falconry through active education amongst its members and the public, preserving raptor populations through ethical and effective conservation measures, and advancing the sport by establishing traditions which will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare falconry and the raptors it employs.

The Korea Falconer's Association

한국전통매사냥보전회
South Korea
Logo - Asociación Latinoamericana de Cetrería y Conservación Ambiental

Latin American Association of Falconry and Environmental Conservation

Asociación Latinoamericana de Cetrería y Conservación Ambiental
Latin America

A Latin American association of falconers, which works to link the scientists, community, NGOs, associations, organizations, clubs, educational centers, public and private institutions, reproduction, rehabilitation, relocation and reintroduction centers, artists and artisans from Latin America, as well as anyone in the region who wants to be part of history to safeguard falconry by protecting birds of prey and their environment.

Long Island Falconers Association

USA - New York

Dedicated falconers to preserve and promote the art and sport of falconry. The ancient way of hunting with birds of prey. Falconry is the hunting of wild animals in their natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey.

Louisiana Falconry

USA
Logo - Maine Falconry and Raptor Conservancy

Maine Falconry and Raptor Conservancy

USA

The MF&RC was established in the early 1980’s by Maine Falconers and since then, has enjoyed the membership and support of most licensed falconers. The MF&RC strongly supports and is an Affiliate Member of the North American Falconers Association.

Logo - Massachusetts Falconry and Hawk Trust

Massachusetts Falconry and Hawk Trust

USA

The MFHT is a non-profit fraternal organization, dedicated to improving, aiding, and sharing a common interest in the sport of falconry. Here you will find information about becoming a falconer in the Commonwealth, updates on exciting falconry news, photographs, and links to other great falconry sites.

Logo - Mexican Hawking Federation

Mexican Hawking Federation

Federación Mexicana de Halconería
Mexico

FEMEHA is our national organization that currently groups 9 civil associations from different states of the republic, plus approximately 40 independent falconers who we are working to improve falconry conditions in our country.

Logo - Michigan Hawking Club

Michigan Hawking Club

USA

The Michigan Hawking Club is a non-political, non-profit organization whose purpose is preservation of the sport of falconry and conservation of birds of prey.

Logo - Minnesota Falconers Association

Minnesota Falconers Association

USA

Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Falconers Association has been involved in falconry and raptor conservation for over 40 years. In that time, members have played a key role in many falconry events across the country including the reintroduction of the Peregrine Falcon and the placement of the state and federal regulations. The MFA membership is committed to practicing the sport of falconry with the highest ethical standards upholding the traditions of old while creating a path for future generations.

Logo - Missouri Falconers Association

Missouri Falconers Association

USA

The purpose of the Missouri Falconers Association (MFA) is to promote the legal and ethical pursuit of wild game with birds of prey (Falconry). We want to educate the public on falconry.

Logo - Mongolian Falconry Association

Mongolian Falconry Association

Монголын Шувуулахуйн Холбоо
Mongolia
Logo - Monterrey Falconry Association

Montana Falconers Association

USA

The Montana Falconers Association (MFA) is an organization comprised of licensed falconers and supporters in the state of Montana. Falconry is a hunting sport that involves the taking of wild quarry with a trained bird of prey (hawk, falcon, eagle, or owl) and requires a high level of knowledge and skill in both hunting and animal husbandry and handling techniques.

Logo - Monterrey Falconry Association

Monterrey Falconry Association

Mexico

For the ethical practice of falconry in Mexico and the conservation of birds of prey.

Logo - Moroccan Association for the Protection of Raptors AMPR

Moroccan Association for the Protection of Raptors AMPR

Association Marocaine pour la Protection des Rapaces AMPR
Morocco

To ensure the sustainability of the ancestral art of flight hunting and to act for the conservation of birds of prey in Morocco.

Logo - Moscow Falconer's Club

Moscow Falconer's Club

Russia

National Falconers Society of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

The National Falconers Society was created as a public association in 1998 and registered with the Ministry of Justice (Justice) of Turkmenistan. National Falconers Society consists of three emphases: 1) Ornithology; 2) Taz; 3) Culture of falconry in the history, ethnography Turkmens.

Logo - National Union of Hunters and Falconers

National Union of Hunters and Falconers

Italy

The National Union of Hunters Falconers (UNCF) is the falconry sector of the Italian Federation of Hunting (FIDC), founded in 2003 by the unanimous will of the Italian falconers and the Federcaccia, with the aim of safeguarding and enhancing the discipline of Falconry both under the hunting aspect as well as historical and cultural aspects.

New Brunswick Falconry and Austringer Association

Canada

Group for New Brunswick falconers to get together, discuss birds of prey, and enjoy each other's company!

Logo - New Jersey Falconry Club

New Jersey Falconry Club

USA

The New Jersey Falconry Club is a way for the falconers of New Jersey to get together and share this sport we love so much. Here, you can stay up to date with the NJFC and, if you’re new, learn how to get started.

Logo - New Mexico Falconers Association

New Mexico Falconers Association

USA

The New Mexico Falconers' Association is a loose affiliation of all licensed falconers and hawkers in the state of New Mexico. Membership is based solely on the falconer's maintenance of their credentials with the state and federal government.

Logo - New York State Falconry Association

New York State Falconry Association

USA

The NYSFA is a statewide gathering of falconers, educators, breeders, rehabilitators, and enthusiasts, dedicated to the ancient sport and art of hunting with birds of prey.  Falconry is a time-honored tradition, based on a unique partnership between falconer and hawk. 

Logo - New York State Falconry Association - NAFA

North American Falconers Association

USA

North American Falconers Association was founded in 1961 to encourage the proper practice of the sport of falconry and the wise use and conservation of birds of prey. From a handful of members in its early years, NAFA has grown to a membership today of approximately 2,000 and is today the largest membership falconry organization in the world. Though founded principally to represent the interests of North American members, NAFA gladly accepts members from all countries who share in our passion of birds of prey and falconry.

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North Carolina Falconers Guild

USA

To provide communication and disseminate information to interested members; to promote and benefit scientific study of all raptorial birds and their prey species; to promote and benefit appropriate methods for the care, welfare and training of raptorial species; to enhance conservation of raptors and all aspects of the environment with which they are integrated ; to enhance the legitimacy of falconry as a field sport through our actions and aspirations; to establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare of falconry, raptors, prey species, and our environment.

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Norwegian Falconry Association

Norway

To provide communication and disseminate information to interested members; to promote and benefit scientific study of all raptorial birds and their prey species; to promote and benefit appropriate methods for the care, welfare and training of raptorial species; to enhance conservation of raptors and all aspects of the environment with which they are integrated ; to enhance the legitimacy of falconry as a field sport through our actions and aspirations; to establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare of falconry, raptors, prey species, and our environment.

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Ohio Falconers Association

USA

The Ohio Falconry Association (OFA) serves to provide information and opportunities to its members in an effort to promote the practice of falconry and the conservation of raptors in the State of Ohio. The OFA represents the majority of Ohio’s licensed falconers.

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Oklahoma Falconers Association

USA

To facilitate and disseminate communication and information among and to members.
To promote the conservation of raptors, hunting habitat, and game.
To seek and promote laws and regulations that facilitate the proper practice of falconry, and the special hunting seasons required for falconry.
To establish and promote traditions that will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare of falconry and the raptors falconry employs.

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Ontario Hawking Club

Canada

The Ontario Hawking Club (OHC) was founded in 1984 by a small group of dedicated falconers. The mission of the OHC is to protect and preserve the art of falconry in Ontario by:
Providing communication and interaction between falconers.
Promoting high standards of practice and ethics with hunting birds of prey.
Working with the government and other organizations to promote a legal environment in which the traditions of falconry can flourish.
Encouraging the conservation of birds of prey and their quarry based on biologically sound management practices.

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Order of Dutch Falconers

Orde der Nederlandse Valkeniers
Netherlands

The Order of Dutch Falconers was founded in December 2000 with the following objectives: to practice, protect and preserve falconry in a cultural and historical sense.

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Oregon Falconers Association

USA

A group of dedicated individuals from across Oregon that are hunting game with trained raptors. Since its establishment in 1977, OFA has spent over 40 years working hard to keep falconry alive in Oregon.

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Pakistan Falconry Association

Pakistan

To encourage conservation ecological and veterinary research on birds of prey to promote domestic propagation for falconry. Releasing birds of prey back to wild when no longer needed for falconry. To stand for the rights for falconry and following law & regulations. Training of new falconers which helps in providing jobs for falconry locally and internationally. Preserving and expanding the knowledge of herbal medication. Conservation of game birds for falconry. To promote a positive public image of falconry to regulate the falconry. Falconry is Pakistan heritage and we are there to protect our falconry tradition.

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Paraguayan Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociacion Paraguaya de Cetrería y Conservación de Aves Rapaces - APCCAR
Paraguay
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Pennsylvania Falconry and Hawk Trust

USA

PFHT, founded in 1976, is PA’s original and leading falconry club. With a statewide member base and meets held in a rotating cycle through all the states regions PFHT aspires to be the club that falconers actually want to be a part of! The club works across most aspects of falconry and raptor conservation. From field meets to raptor conservation committees to political and regulation changes PFHT is constantly working to continuously better our relationship with the public and state regulating authorities.

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Peregrine Club of Philadelphia

USA

To protect and preserve the art and practice of falconry for future generations and to protect falconers’ rights, we hereby declare ourselves as an affiliation known as the Peregrine Club of Philadelphia. We are dedicated to the art of trapping, training and hunting with raptors. It is also our intention to pursue the broadest liberties possible that are not in conflict with legitimate conservation efforts based upon sound biological and legal reasoning.

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Peruvian Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociasión Peruana de Cetrería y Conservación de Aves de Presa (APCCAP)
Peru
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Polish Falconers Club

Polski Klub Sokolników PZŁ
Poland

The main tasks of the Club are to cultivate the tradition and art of falconry and activities to protect birds of prey. In addition to hunting with birds of prey, members also conduct: breeding and rehabilitation of birds of prey, Peregrine Falcon reintroduction, biological protection of objects and crops as well as shows of flying birds of prey and educational classes, etc.

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Portuguese Association of Falconry

Associação Portuguesa de Falcoaria
Portugal

The Portuguese Association of Falconry (APF) has the mission of protecting and promoting the practice of falconry in Portugal and representing falconry and Portuguese falconers.

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Quebec Falconry Association

L’Association de fauconnerie du Québec (AFQ)
Canada

The Quebec Falconry Association (AFQ) was recently founded to bring together Quebec flight hunters, namely those who practice the art of falconry.

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The Québécoise Association of Falconers and Austringers

L'Association Québécoise des Fauconniers et Autoursiers
Canada

The Association Québécoise des Fauconniers et Autoursiers (AQFA) is a non-profit organization that was legally constituted in 1989 and whose goal is to bring together all falconers and those interested in practicing falconry in the province.

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Queretana Falconry Association

Asociación Queretana de Cetrería A.C.
Mexico

A non-profit civil group in which the love for nature and the conservationist spirit of our members stand out within the practice of falconry. Both are reflected in their study, research, dissemination and conservation of natural resources regarding the birds of prey of Mexico.

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Raptors Club of Egypt

Naadaa al Jawarhi
Egypt

Falconry is art the hunting with a bird of prey, and training the raptors to become friend for human. This is what the team is seeking to educate people do, and help the beginner.

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Romanian Association for Falconry and the Protection of Birds of Prey

Asociatia Accipiter - Soimarit si protejarea pasarilor de prada
Romania

This association is established for the purpose of protecting and conserving birds of prey, day and night, through education, awareness and information about their need and importance in the ecosystem.

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Russian Association of Falconry

Российская ассоциация охотников с ловчими птицами
Russia

The Inter-regional Falconers Association is the largest association of falconers in the Russian federation. At the moment, 82 members from various regions of the Russian Federation are registered in the Association.

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Salburun Federation

Kyrgyzstan
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Saskatchewan Falconers Club

Canada

The SFC was formed in 2015 from a group of established falconers of varying levels of experience and widely different backgrounds who were concerned about the future of falconry in the province. Each has a desire to see the age old sport continue and upholds conservation of utmost importance. 

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Saskatchewan Falconry Association

Canada

The Saskatchewan Falconry Association had its origins in the mid 1950's when Richard Fyfe and several teenagers in the Regina area started an interest in falconry. The club was officially started in 1958. From the very beginning the SFA set its goals to promote falconry as a legal sport in Saskatchewan and to promote the conservation of wild birds of prey. At that time raptors were not protected by law and the SFA, in cooperation with other naturalist groups, successfully urged the provincial government to protect these birds.

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Saudi Falcons Club

Saudi Arabia

To preserve the historical heritage and traditions associated with falconry culture; and to promote awareness, training, research and action programs to protect falcons and the flourishing sport of falconry to remain a legacy in the Saudi Kingdom’s successive generations.

The Scottish Hawking Club

United Kingdom
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Slovak Falconers Club at SPK

Slovenský Klub Sokoliarov pri SPK
Solvenia
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Slovenian Association for Falconry and Protection of Birds of Prey

Slovenska Zveza za Sokolarstvo in Zaščito Ptic Ujed
Solvenia

The Slovenian Association for Falconry and Protection of Birds of Prey (SZS) is a non-governmental nature conservation organization. It was established for the purpose of studying and protecting predators. SZS connects regional falconry associations and represents the common interests of the membership, educates and leads falconry exams, implements programs for the preservation of predators, participates in the preparation of legal regulations and represents Slovenian falconry at home and abroad.

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South Africa Falconry Association

South Africa

The umbrella governing body representing South African falconers since 1991 through their respective provincial falconry clubs.

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South Carolina Falconry Association

USA

The purpose of the South Carolina Falconry Association is to promote the pursuit of wild game with raptors as a field sport and to encourage the conservation of raptors, their prey species, and the environments we share with them.

South Dakota Falconers Association

USA
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Southern Falconry Association

Asociacion Cetreria Del Sur
Mexico
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Spanish Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

Asociación Española de Cetrería y Conservación de Aves Rapaces
Spain
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Study group for the Conservation of Falconry

Studiegroep Behoud Valkerij v.z.w.
Belgium

SBV (Study Group for the Preservation of Falconry) is a club for people with a love for birds of prey.

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Swedish Falconry Association

Svenska Falkenerar Förbundet
Sweden

The Swedish Falconry Association works to increase the understanding of and the preservation of a very important part of our hunting cultural heritage, hunting with birds of prey.

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Swiss Falconers Association

Schweizerische Falkner-Vereinigung (SFV)
Switzerland

The Swiss Falconers' Association (SFV) is a professional association for falconry and keeping and protecting birds of prey.

Taiwan Falconry Culture and Raptor Conservation Associaton

台灣鷹獵文化暨猛禽保育協會
Taiwan
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Tennessee Falconers Association

USA
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Texas Hawking Association

USA

The Texas Hawking Association is a conservation-oriented organization that encourages the wise use of raptors in the sport of falconry. Formed in 1970, the Texas Hawking Association has served as an important communication forum for falconers in the great state of Texas.

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Tugan Falconry Club

Uzbekistan

To promote the cultural heritage of traditional falconry, as well as for the preservation, rehabilitation and reintroduction of rare and endangered species of birds of prey, which inhabit Uzbekistan, by rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. The Tugan Falconry Club team is united by a respect and appreciation for these predatory birds and a desire to revive the ancient tradition of falconry in our land: falconry within the modern context of protecting the biodiversity of the environment. Throughout the world, this type of hunting sport is gaining a greater popularity.

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Uruguay Falconry Association

Asociación Uruguaya de Cetrería
Uruguay

The Association's purpose is the defense, study, conservation and promotion of the art of falconry, birds of prey and their ecosystems, domestic breeding. Promotion through activities such as conferences, meetings, exhibitions and related cultural activities.

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Utah Falconers Association

USA

Promoting education and conservation of birds of prey and appreciation of their value in nature and wildlife conservation programs. Promoting falconry as a field sport and safeguarding its practice.

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Venezuela Falconers Association

Fundación Cetreros de Venezuela
Venezuela

The first accredited foundation in Venezuela that is dedicated to the promotion and practice of the ancient art of falconry, intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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Veracruz Aplomado Hawking Association

Asociacion Halcon Aplomado de Veracruz
Mexico
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Virginia Falconers' Association

USA

Since 1983, the Virginia Falconers’ Association has been a group of passionate, diverse folks who share a common enterprise: falconry and a love for birds of prey and their environments. VFA works closely with our governing agency, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VADWR), to keep falconry relevant, legal, accessible, and ethical. Among our primary group activities are field meets (both members-only & invitational), working with the VADWR, and educational activities & presentations.

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Washington Falconers Association

USA

To provide communication among and to all members; to promote scientific study of raptorial species, care, welfare and training; to promote conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation for their value in nature and wildlife conservation programs; to urge recognition of falconry as a legal field sport; and to establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate and further the welfare of falconry and the raptors it employs.

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The Welsh Hawking Club

United Kingdom

The objectives of the Welsh Hawking Club are the promotion of Falconry; the provision of advice and information for members and other interested parties; and the promotion and maintenance of the club ‘Code of Conduct’ amongst its members.

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West Virginia Falconry Club

USA

The West Virginia Falconry Club is a dedicated group of licensed falconers who have assembled together to actively promote, preserve, and advance the great sport of falconry in West Virginia. WVFC members are not only falconers, but also conservationists committed to the comprehensive wellbeing of wild raptors.

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Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust

New Zealand

We're Wingspan. A registered charity and conservation program restoring birds of prey within New Zealand, and into the lives of New Zealanders. We’re recognized as NZ’s leading conservation, education and research organization for birds of prey.

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Wisconsin Falconers Association

USA

Falconry is the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat using a trained bird of prey. The Wisconsin Falconers Association is a group of dedicated individuals who share the same views in the conservation, ethics and welfare of our birds of prey.

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Woman's Working Group - IAF

Global

The mission of the Women's Working Group is to work with IAF to assist women falconers around the world, through education, promotion, networking and mentoring as we seek to practice the sport of falconry as a hunting tradition.

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World Falconers Club - WFC

Japan
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Wyoming Falconers' Association

USA

To improve, aid, and encourage competency in the art and practice of falconry; to promote a high standard of conduct among falconers; and to promote conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation of them in nature and in wildlife conservation programs.

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Xalapeña Falconry Association

Asociación Xalapeña de Cetreria A.C.
Mexico

To promote ethical Falconry with the aim of being better every day.

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Yorkshire Hawking Club

United Kingdom

The Yorkshire Hawking Club is a group of like-minded individuals with a keen interest in preserving the traditions, art and culture of falconry. 


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