Training birds of prey (04_20) (Theory and Practice)

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Training a bird of prey to fly free can be difficult.  It requires an understanding of the physical and psychological make  up of raptors and how to work with these to ensure the well-being of your bird of prey whilst at the same time achieving your goals.

The course builds upon your basic husbandry and management skills developed in the course ‘Keeping birds of prey’ and covers 4 modules:

  • C6. Falconry furniture and equipment
  • C7. Species characteristics and types
  • C8. Initial training, manning and weight management
  • C9. Flying an unrestrained bird of prey

Each lesson has a test of your knowledge which you can use to demonstrate your improving knowledge and understanding.

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Lessons

Lesson C6. Falconry furniture and equipment. (04_20)

Please read these notes carefully! 1.This is the lesson and assessment module for ‘C6. Falconry Furniture and equipment’. 2.You can study this module on its own, or as part of a larger course – Raptor Awards or your Approved Instructor can advise you about this. 3.The notes and references are here to help you understand […]

Lesson C8. Initial training, manning and weight management. (04_20)

Please read these notes carefully! This is the lesson and assessment module for ‘C8. Initial training, manning and weight management’. You can study this module on its own, or as part of a larger course – Raptor Awards or your Approved Instructor can advise you about this. The notes and references are here to help you understand the methods […]

Lesson C9 – Flying unrestrained birds of prey. (04_20)

Introduction: It is a great privilege to be able to fly an unrestrained bird of prey, but it is also a great responsibility that must be taken seriously. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that as far as possible your hawk is fit and ready to fly free, that you can recover it safely, […]