Find your FEDID!

It’s that time of year! Trapping is happening, and hopefully you know where your FEDID is written down to report those traps and transfers. If, however, you’re in the unfortunate position of having misplaced your FEDID, what can be done about it? Recommended steps to finding your missing FEDID Teresa from the DEC recommends the […]

NYSFA Summer Picnic

Join us for a great summer picnic, with classes geared to beginner and experienced falconers and game hawkers alike! Summer Picnic Is Sunday July 31st Noon to 5pm Tawasentha Park in Albany County Burgers, Dogs, and water will be provided. We ask that you please bring a dish to share. We have the small pavilion […]

Research at Cornell

Special Thank you to Dr Sara E. Childs-Sanford for visiting our summer WNY picnic! If you’re interested in donating to the Janet L Swanson Wildlife hospital specifically, or a specific research area we discussed, you can do so using the links below. Also, here is an overview of their research for those unfamiliar. Cornell University […]

2022 Field Meet Guest Speaker: Hannah Majewski

We are pleased and excited to announce that the 2022 Field Meet Guest Speaker will be Hannah Majewski. Hannah is a falconer and a PhD candidate in Literary Studies and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A voracious and active scholar, and falconer, Majewski’s areas of study and publication include Old Norse […]

New Online Shop

Did you miss out on a back issue of the Mews News? Want an extra of those super cool shirts from the anniversary? Want to get a special deal on falconry books from sponsoring authors? We just added a little shop to the site, so you can support NYSFA year and our guest speaker’s year […]

Leah Valerio HPAI Biosecurity

Last Saturday, Director at Large and curator of the Wild Center, Leah Valerio, gave a presentation on straight-forward biosecurity measures you can use to keep your raptors better protected against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Leah is an engaging and highly knowledgeable speaker, and one we are very happy to report is a frequent participant […]

NAFA Call to Action

An APHIS Regulation Update which NAFA has been dealing with is included below. If you’re not a NAFA member, and you are a licensed falconer, exhibiter, educator or rehabber, it’s of critical importance that you keep up to date with these developments – and please comment! Your input is of critical importance. You can snail […]

After the Test

By Thomas Rowe, Region 1 Director For a lot of us, getting started in falconry means “passing the state exam.” But really, we that should be the absolute tip of the iceberg – all the work, the real decisions, the effort – comes after the test. Despite that, it’s important to consider each step after […]