The Archives of Falconry collects, preserves, and makes accessible the physical evidence of falconers' achievements worldwide and documents their role in raptor conservation. Falconers have made significant contributions to the understanding of raptor biology and conservation.
As the early practitioners of falconry in North America died, falconers realized that the physical evidence of their history was being lost, The Peregrine Fund founded the Archives of American Falconry in 1986. The name was changed to the Archives of Falconry in 2004 to reflect the international origins of American falconry.
- Founded as Archives of American Falconry
- S. Kent Carnie became founding curator
- Moved into James N. Rice Memorial Wing.
- Published American Falconry in the Twentieth Century
- Published Life with an Indian Prince
- Began publishing newsletter, Heritage
- Moved into new quarters in the Herrick Collections Building.
- Received the Thornton Urn for permanent display.
- Published A Short Discourse of Hawking to the Field
- Name changed to The Archives of Falconry
- David Wells became first professional administrator
- Sheikh Zayed Arab Falconry Heritage Wing opened
- Held 20th Anniversary Celebration
- Wall of Remembrance dedicated
- John R. Swift became curator
- Public tours began
- All books and art cataloged
- All media cataloged
- Inaugurated page on Facebook
- Published Bibliotheca Accipitraria II
- Held 25th Anniversary Celebration
- Bob Collins became Curator
Tour the Archives
The Archives of Falconry tour has been temporarily cancelled in an effort to keep our staff and volunteers safe from COVID-19.
Archives tours are offered daily at scheduled times as part of the World Center for Birds of Prey experience.
Contact The Archives of Falconry
- (208) 362-8256