Hawk Board guidlines for keeping birds of prey

These guidlines are compiled by the Hawk Board for everyone keeping diurnal or nocturnal birds of prey in captivity. They outline the basic standards of management needed to ensure the welfare of the birds. Comittment Birds of prey in captivity need a 24 hour commitment, they cannot be a passing fancy. It is not easy to find someone else able…

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Static Demonstrations of Birds of Prey

These notes have been prepared by the Countryside Alliance and the Hawk Board in consultation with other groups interested and experienced in falconry. These notes are considered necessary, particularly in today’s political climate for field sports. In drawing attention to the protected species used in falconry, there is a risk of stimulating a demand for participation that cannot be satisfied.…

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The Scottish Hawk Board

The Scottish Hawk Board is a formally constituted body that has been established to: represent the best long-term interests of all falconers and hawk keepers resident in Scotland, and establish formal communications with the Scottish Executive and other Scottish government, welfare and countryside based bodies. The Scottish Hawk Board consists of elected representation and is affiliated to the Hawk Board…

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Message from the Chairman

Having been a member of the Hawk Board for many years, I have seen its value and contributions towards falconry and raptor keeping in general grow and improve enormously. The pressures on falconry both direct and indirect seem to increase in a frightening manner, often from unlikely sources. The potential banning of flying non indigenous birds; banning of the right…

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The Hawk Board’s Objects and Constitution

Objects The Objects of The Hawk Board, (hereinafter referred to as the `Board`) are:- To liaise between keepers of all Falconiformes, (diurnal birds of prey ) and Strigiformes, (all Owls) hereinafter referred to as `Hawks`, the Government and other bodies, in the best long term interests of the hawks and the keepers. To encourage those who keep hawks for any…

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The History of the Hawk Board

In March 1977 the Advisory Committees on the Protection of Birds for England, Wales and Scotland established a joint working party to look into the questions of Falconiformes in captivity. The Groups terms of reference were to consider the desirability of legislating to regulate the possession of captive hawks and to consider the practical aspects of operating a control scheme.…

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About us

The Hawk Board has been in existence since July 1979, and is the liasing body between those people keeping, breeding, hunting, flying and working with birds of prey and owls in the United Kingdom and the various government and recognised bodies who may affect the keeping of birds of prey. The Hawk Board works to protect falconry and the keeping…

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The Hawk Board

The Hawk Board – Representing all falconers and bird of prey keepers in the UK Whatever bird of prey interests you, whether you are a falconer, breeder, display giver or rehabilitator, the Hawk Board is there for you. The HB works continuously and tirelessly to protect all our rights to keep and fly raptors. We are currently constituted via the…

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