Details: We will be firing up the grill with the club providing entrees and water but please bring a dish to share. Other drinks are BYOB. Meet new members, visit with old friends and bring any questions to the brief membership meeting. For those looking for a sponsor, this is your best opportunity to meet other falconers and network. Hope to see you there!
Some call the falconry community a family. A family of hunter-conservationists that protect and defend raptors and the natural world. The following snap shots are a glimpse of the gathering of falconers and our hunting partners, new and old, that met in Tucson, AZ January 24-27, 2019 for the annual Desert Hawking Classic hosted by the AFA. We hope to see you again in 2020!
Photos courtesy of Paul Schnell, AZ's Raptor Experience, LLC
A Michigan visitor poses with 'Odin', male Harris's hawk
Wood (pack) rat nest in the prickly pear
One of several Meet coordinators Lydia Stinchfield with her Harris's hawk
Falconer/kestrel researcher Jon Orona with his family and kestrel
Hen American Kestrel
Golden eagles made their mighty presence also
IN falconer Brad Pafford
Brad Pafford's 3x intermewed Red-tailed hawk
Jerry Ostwinkle brought his gorgeous Ornate Hawk-eagle
Jerry accepts Honorable Lifetime Membership Award from AFA President Kaiser
Eagle researcher David Ellis attended the Meet also