Falconry: Preparing for free flight and hunting

Preparing raptors for falconry season

Susan assists Martin back when they prepared two of their falconry birds for the season. This includes making sure their talons are sharp and at the appropriate length, their beaks need to be reshaped, and a small mount that holds a radio transmitter is attached to a tail feather.

The two birds, Cirrus and BG, are Wildlife Ambassadors and falconry birds. They accompany Martin to Wildlife Presentations as well as get to fly free and hunt. Their prey allows them to do what they are made to do as well as help supply food for all other wildlife under the care of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation.