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. 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
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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


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Falconer/kestrel researcher Jon Orona with his family and kestrel Hen American Kestrel Golden eagles made their mighty presence also


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IN falconer Brad Pafford Brad Pafford's 3x intermewed Red-tailed hawk Jerry Ostwinkle brought his gorgeous Ornate Hawk-eagle
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Jerry accepts Honorable Lifetime Membership Award from AFA President Kaiser Eagle researcher David Ellis attended the Meet also Finnish goshawk on gauntlet