Beacon Salon – Dani Mitchell

Falconry and its Impact on Raptor Conservation

Dani Mitchell

An insightful look at falconry, or the pursuit of wild quarry with a trained bird of prey, this talk highlights what falconry is, how it has evolved over the past few decades, the role of falconers in the conservation of birds of prey, and more. Join the Beacon College anthrozoologist as she shares about the California Condor and Peregrine Falcon recovery efforts made by falconers to help prevent these species from going the way of the dodo. With exciting videos and an engaging look at falconry throughout history, this talk is not one to miss. Finish the evening by learning about this unique relationship between wild raptors and their human caregivers in which the wild bird has the ability to fly away every day but actively chooses to remain with their human partner. Note: If available, the presentation will use live birds of prey in the presentation.

This Salon Speaker Series will be at the Venetian Center in Leesburg.

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