Team Wingbeat Australia...using the 'Rocrow'
Some memories from the 2017 Falconry Festival in Abu Dhabi
This short film shows how a quad-copter or drone can be used to condition a raptor to dramatically increase it's fitness levels in preparation for release to the wild. Some flights to only a few hundred feet in altitude require the bird to fly up to several kilometres in climbing flight to reach the lure!
'Wambyn Road' This is the story of the full rehabilitation and successful release to the wild of an Australian female peregrine Falcon.
A short film of the final release flight of another female Peregrine Falcon, September 2014
In November 2014 a group of Australian falconry rehabilitators attended the Falconry Festival in Abu Dhabi. Modern falconers are keen and passionate raptor conservationists and it's from these sources that most of the recent technological developments have come, and from whom we will all learn going forward.
In 2010 falconry was elevated to 'Intangible cultural heritage' status by UNESCO for it's contribution to mankind. Falconry is now much more of a conservation movement and RRAWA look forward to continuing with it's association with all falconry and raptor conservationists around the World.
This video from our friend and supporter Dr Nick Fox, founder of International Wildlife Consultants. the prototype of the 'Rocrow' was used by us during the rehabilitation of an orphaned peregrine Falcon in 2017. See earlier video.
Falconer and author of 'H' is for Hawk Helen Mcdonald talks about her connection with Birds of Prey.
An interview and training session with our President Matt Lamb
A short film by William Ross showing the rehabilitation of 'Lucky' the orphaned Peregrine Falcon