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The following resources, available through book dealers or libraries (locally or through the Inter-Library Loan System) provide useful information on the practice of falconry and birds of prey for the beginner. Rare or out-of-date books can be found by searching online resources such as Amazon.com.
Beebe, F.L., and H.M. Webster. 1964. “North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks”. Published privately., Denver.
Kimsey, B.A. 1997. Falconry Equipment: A Guide to Making and Using Falconry Gear. Privately published.
Mitchell, E. B., 1900. “The Art and Practice of Hawking". (1962 reprint edition published by C. T. Branford Co., Newton, Massachusetts).
Mullenix, M. 2002. “American Kestrels in Modern Falconry, 3rd edition”. Western Sporting Publishing.
Oakes, W. 2001. “The Falconer’s Apprentice – A Guide to Training the Passage Red-tailed Hawk, 3rd Edition”. Eaglewing Publishing.
Peeters, H. J., and E. W. Jameson Jr., 1970. “American Hawking". Published privately., Davis, California.
Stevens, R., 1956. "Observations on Modern Falconry”. (1970 reprint edition published by The Peregrine Press, College Station, Texas).
Raptor - Identification
Appropriate volumes of “The Sibley Guide to Birds” or “National Geographic Field Guide to North American Birds”, or similar field guides.
Clark, W.S., and B.K. Wheeler. 2001. “A Field Guide to Hawks of North America.” Houghton Mifflin.
Sutton, C., P. Dunne, and D.A. Sibley. 1989. “Hawks in Flight: The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors”. Houghton Mifflin.
Raptor – Biology and Natural History
Individual species accounts from “The Birds of North America” series. Most university libraries have complete sets. Individual species accounts can be purchased online from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology or hard copies can be purchased from Buteo Books.
Beebe, F. 1976. "Hawks, Falcons and Falconry". Hancock House Publishers, Ltd., Saaichton, B.C., Canada.
Bent, A.C. 1937. “Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey". (2 vols.). (Reprint edition published by Dover Publications, Inc., New York).
Palmer, R.S. 1988. Handbook of North American Birds: Volume 4, Diurnal Raptors Part I & II (two volumes). Yale University Press.