Welcome to the Arizona Falconers Association!

Falconry is the art and sport of taking wild quarry with a trained bird of prey. A small number of dedicated individuals here in Arizona practice this craft on a regular basis. We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the magic of Falconry.

Mission Statement

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.

Useful Links

Apprentice Packet North American Falconers Association The Modern Apprentice
Arizona Falconry Regulations

Commission Order 25 

Arizona Apprentice Guidelines

For apprenticeship related questions contact our Apprentice Coordinator Matt Hankins

apprentice@arizonafalconers.com

2019 Desert Hawking Classic – Photo Recap

​Some call the falconry community a family.  A family of hunter-conservationists that protect and defend raptors and the natural world....
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2019 Desert Hawking Classic – Photo Recap

Flying the Crowned Eagle on Two Continents @ 2019 AFA DHC

Dr. Lauren McGough describes her experience hunting game in south africa with a Crowned Eagle at the 2019 Arizona Falconers...
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Flying the Crowned Eagle on Two Continents @ 2019 AFA DHC

Cooperation in Harris’s Hawks @ 2019 AFA DHC

Dr. Jennifer Coulson presentation on Harris's Hawks at the 2019 Arizona Falconers Association Desert Hawking Classic.
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Cooperation in Harris’s Hawks @ 2019 AFA DHC

American Kestrel Nest Box Project Update @ 2019 AFA DHC

Jon Orona updates members of the Arizona Falconers Association at the 2019 Desert Hawking Classic on the American Kestrel Nest...
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American Kestrel Nest Box Project Update @ 2019 AFA DHC

North American Non-Lead Partnership @ 2019 AFA DHC

The Director of Global Conservation, Chris Parish gives a talk on The North American Non Lead Partnership at the 2019...
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North American Non-Lead Partnership @ 2019 AFA DHC

A Canadian’s Perspective on Falconer @ 2019 AFA DHC

Neil Balchan tells the Arizona Falconers Association what its like to practice falconry in Canada at the 2019 Desert Hawking...
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A Canadian’s Perspective on Falconer @ 2019 AFA DHC

Apprentice Workshop @ 2019 AFA DHC

John Bostwick presenting the Apprentice Workshop at the 2019 Arizona Falconers Association Desert Hawking Classic
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Apprentice Workshop @ 2019 AFA DHC

AFA Desert Hawking Classic coming to Tucson!

The Desert Hawking Classic, one of the finest falconry meets in the Western US, is heading to Tucson! Game is...
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AFA Desert Hawking Classic coming to Tucson!

The Bay-wing Quarterly Newsletter – December 2018

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Arizona Falconers Association December 2018 Bulletin

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