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Falconers and falconry techniques have been at the forefront of raptor conservation for centuries. Understanding the behaviour and needs of a bird of prey is only part of being a successful falconer; awareness and knowledge of the environment we share with...

The Spotted eagle-owl (Bubo africanus) is the most common South African owl. It is found all over the country in rocky or well-wooded areas. A distinguishing feature is the long and prominent ear tufts, but these are purely for show,...

A rapidly urbanizing world means that people are less likely to live near fields or woods, and an increase in scheduled activities means less time to wander through parks and open spaces. Indeed, the fact that zoos and aquariums are...

When our birds are released to fly, they are free to return to the wild, but most return time and time again, this can be attributed to the bird realising that the falconer provides good quality food, safe habitat and...

The language of 16th-century falconry entered the colloquial thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare. The words and phrases - Booze, Fed up, hoodwinked, Under his thumb and wrapped around his little finger all come from medieval falconry 😱 Bate...

The raptors help keep predators away from the tiny birds, new research shows. You know what they say about the location and real estate. Hummingbird nests often appear in clusters, but for years researchers couldn’t figure out what attracted the birds...