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||Finnish goshawk on gauntlet|