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Archives of Falconry to feature noted ecologist and researcher at annual rendezvous on March 1

BOISE, Idaho – Derek Craighead, a noted ecologist and leader in wildlife research and habitat protection, will be the featured speaker when falconers gather for the 7th Annual Spring Rendezvous on March 1 at the Archives of Falconry.

The falconers also will see special exhibits and tour the Archives and interpretive center, located at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.

Craighead, a member of The Peregrine Fund Board of Directors, will discuss “Life with an Indian Prince,” written by his father and uncle. Published in 2001, the book contains the journal entries describing the adventures in 1940 of John and Frank Craighead, who observed and enjoyed the final days of the centuries-old sporting traditions of India’s princely states. Their tale, which included attending a royal wedding and chasing cheetahs and other wildlife, and photos were published by National Geographic in 1942.

At 1:30 p.m., a ceremony to honor falconers who have died will be held at the Archives’ outdoor Wall of Remembrance. This year’s inductees are Gary R. Allen, Gary A. Beeman, Frank M. Bond, Daniel J. Brimm III, Andrew L. Doran, C. Robert Elgin, Walter G. English, David R. Gardiner, Jack Hagan, Victor J. Hardaswick, Billy John Linde, Peter J. Oberg, Garrett D. Smith, and George D. Woehrl.

Rendezvous participants will cap the day’s events with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. A short version of a 1940 film based on “Life with an Indian Prince” will be shown at the banquet.

Dinner reservations are due by Friday, February 21. For information, contact the Archives at 208-362-8256 or

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner
Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone:     208-362-3716
Direct Phone:     208-362-8277