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2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-02-14 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The falcons typically renew their pair-bond around Valentine's Day. Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons' activities while streaming the footage live on the internet to viewers around...

falcon in flight
2014-01-17 04:53:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Through the analysis of striking aerial video footage, a pair of researchers from Haverford College in Pennsylvania has found that falcons hunt their prey by heading them off during mid-air pursuit, according to a new report in The Journal of Experimental Biology. Initially trying to investigate how flocks react to being hunted by birds-of-prey, study author Suzanne Amador Kane said she could find very little literature on how falcons...

2013-11-28 23:02:43

Kestrel AU, the leading provider of portable commercial-grade weather meters for farmers, outdoorsmen, HVAC technicians, emergency crews, and hunters in Australia, has just released a personal weather meter spec sheet on their website. (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 Kestrel AU, the leading provider of portable commercial-grade weather meters for farmers, outdoorsmen, HVAC technicians, emergency crews, and hunters in Australia, has just released a personal weather meter spec sheet on their...

2013-11-22 23:23:54

Kestrel long range shooting meters now come with free shipping at KestrelMeters.com, the leading online retailer of Kestrel weather meters recently announced. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Kestrel long range shooting meters now come with free shipping at KestrelMeters.com, the leading online retailer of Kestrel weather meters recently announced. Kestrel weather meters are portable, professional condition measuring devices that are often used in extreme environments, and the...

2013-11-09 23:03:12

Weather Meter Carrying Cases for Kestrel wind meters are now available at KestrelMeters.com, the leading online retailer of Kestrel weather meters recently announced. Kestrel weather meters are portable, professional condition measuring devices that are often used in extreme environments, and the carrying cases are made specifically to help the meters survive anything. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Weather Meter Carrying Cases for Kestrel wind meters are now available at...

2013-10-19 23:01:58

Kestrel AU, the leading provider of portable commercial-grade weather meters for farmers, hunters, HVAC technicians, emergency crews, and outdoorsmen in Australia, has just released a personal weather meter comparison guide on their website. (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Kestrel AU, the leading provider of portable commercial-grade weather meters for farmers, hunters, HVAC technicians, emergency crews, and outdoorsmen in Australia, has just released a personal weather meter comparison chart on...

2013-10-11 23:23:32

Kestrel Meters AU, the leading provider of portable personal weather meters for farmers, hunters, emergency personnel, HVAC technicians, and hikers in Australia, now has Delta-T Meters for agriculture on their website. (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Kestrel Meters AU, the leading provider of portable personal weather meters for farmers, hunters, emergency personnel, HVAC technicians, and hikers in Australia, now has Delta-T Meters for agriculture on their website. Tyler Smith, spokesman for...

2013-10-07 12:21:32

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, during its World Congress & 59(th) Annual Conference, the International Downtown Association awarded Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) a Pinnacle Award for Operation: Grackle. The program dramatically reduced the number of these large blackbirds in Downtown and was recognized for innovation, effectiveness and replication in Downtown Leadership and Management. "So far, Operation: Grackle, which includes the Parks...

2013-07-29 23:18:45

Kestrelmeters.com, an official retailer for Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters, is now offering the revolutionary line of applied ballistics weather meters, named the Kestrel 4500NV, for long-range shooters. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Kestrelmeters.com, an official retailer for Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters, is now offering a new line of ballistics meters - the Kestrel 4500NV. Brian Litz from Applied Ballistics teamed up with NK, the manufacturer of Kestrel Weather Instruments, to...


Latest Falconry Reference Libraries

Ornithology
2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
2012-12-28 13:03:49

White-tailed Hawks are found in tropical or subtropical environments across the Americas. This bird is a large bird of prey species. It is close to the size of the related Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks. The average measurements of this bird fall a little bit ahead of the first and a little bit behind the latter. It can be up to 17 to 24 inches in length, and its wingspan can be up to 46 to 56 inches. A body mass of 1.9 to 2.7 pounds was recorded in B. a. hysopodius and 1.91 to 2.2 pounds...

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2009-03-25 18:27:30

The Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is a bird of prey found from southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina. There are three subspecies: P. u. superior from Baja California, Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa, P. u. harrisi from Texas, eastern Mexico, and much of Central America, and P. u. unicinctus from South America. Its habitat is sparse woodland and semi-desert, marshes (with some trees) in some parts of its range, and mangrove swamps in South America. The Harris Hawk is a...

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2006-03-06 09:44:08

The Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) is a medium-sized hawk found in warm, dry parts of the Americas. It feeds on small vertebrates of all kinds, including birds up to the size of quail. Grown birds are 18.5"“21.5 inches (47"“55 cm) in length with a wingspan of about 4 feet (1.2 m). Their average weight is 1.8 pounds (810 g). Adult plumage is mostly blackish except that the flight feathers are barred with lighter gray (appearing solid gray from a distance) and the tail has three or...

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2006-03-06 09:33:11

The Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is a large hawk named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is found on prairies and in dry grasslands throughout the western plains of North America. This hawk requires trees for nesting and is therefore found around aspen groves, rivers, streams and farmlands. It prefers wild prairie, hayfields, and pastures instead of wheat fields and alfalfa fields which may offer its prey too much cover. It requires elevated perches for hunting and a...

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