Over 200 years of falconry

Left to right Rick West, Lester Blauvelt, Tom Cullen, Paul Kupchok, Chris Von Scilegen,Peggy Cullen, Bill Robinson, Peter Devers on ground. Taken at the NSFA meet 2022 Over 200 years of combined dedication to the NYFA and falconry. We are so very proud and thankful of those who continue to forge the path forward with […]

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program

When: February 3-5, 2023 Where: Camp Allegany, Allegany State Park, Western NY Cost: $295 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Beyond BOW are programs designed to teach women outdoor skills. These programs provide women with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction in outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting, archery, hunting, trapping, outdoor photography, map and compass, survival, camping, canoeing, and […]

3-186A database update

Edit: as of 1.6.2023 the database appears to be back up Special Licenses reached out to us this afternoon. USFWS confirms that the 3-186A database has been down since Saturday, and they are unsure when it will be back up again. For now, NYS DEC Special Licenses asks that falconers be patient, and please DO […]

It’s annual report time!

It’s annual report time! Don’t forget to file your annual Falconry report with the DEC before the end of December. But I lost my reporting form! Here’s a direct link to a form-fillable PDF provided by Teresa! Download it here But the post office doesn’t deliver it on time! What should I do? You can […]

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 […]