WORLD FALCONRY DAY 2013

list of the events organized in the world

In this unique day for all the falconers in the World, we like to remember a sentence of the late Dr. Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, very well know falconer around Europe in XX Century:

Fellow Falconers, when next you set out at dawn in search of quarry, with Hawk on fist, 
anticipation making you feel as if it were the for the first time, while indeed it could be your last,
contain your excitement and reflect: you are but a link in a chain of Falconers that stretches
back to prehistory (and forward – who knows?)

?Por ello hermano halconero, cuando una vez más, ave al puño, al
amanecer, salgas a la caza de esa pieza que siempre parece la primera
y en verdad puede ser la última, piensa que en tu emoción palpitan y
perviven cien mil años de poderosos cazadores?

Compagno falconerie, quando una volta di più, con il falco sul pugno,
all'alba, andrai a caccia di quella preda che sembra sempre essere la prima
ma in effetti potrebbe essere l'ultima, pensa alle tue emozioni palpitanti e
ricorda che giungo da oltre cento mila anni da forti cacciatori.

 


GERMANY
all State of Germany

On 16th  November the DFO will celebrate with small groups of falconers throughout Germany the WFD. Press releases are distributed as information for the average population. Interested parties are welcome on this day to have the opportunity to join us and learn more about the culture of falconry.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Deutscher Falkenorden

For info:
www.d-f-o.de

 


EQUADOR
Zoologico Yurak Allpa, Cuenca

Explicación de la Biología de las aves rapaces.
Vuelos de exhibición de aves rapaces.
Exposición de artesanía cetrera.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Fernando Andrade

For info:
fermaec9@yahoo.com

 


BELGIUM
Castle Godefrey Bouillon

Teaching about falconry (80-100 children of 10-12years)

Date:
15/11/2013

Organized by:
Belgische Valkerij Federatie “Valkeniers.be” Féderation Belge de la Fauconnerie vzw/a.s.b.l.

For info:
ivan@falcons-residence.be

 


BELGIUM
Berchem (Antwerp, Belgium)

Activity in a nursing home for elderly people, in cooperation with children ( age 10- 12 years) Exhibition and workshop about falconry with birds, falconers.
The children are using the little booklet from Valkerij museum Valkenswaard ( about falconry) to work out the questions and organise their own exhibition. After that members of the club w'll do a PP presentation about falconry ( history and falconry today) - presentation of falconry birds and slide & video films all about falconry. The project has been approved by the organization of the nursing home.

Date:
18/11/2013

Organized by:
Studiegroep Behoud Valkerij (vzw)

For info:
secr.sbv@telenet.be

 


JAPAN
Aichi, Owariasahi

The Japan Falconiformes Center hold the short course for the staff of wildlife department in prefectural office. It is introduced the summary of birds of prey in Japan, the current situation of endangered species, the conservation works and the contribution of falconry technique. Practice is also included to learn the suitable handling in the rescue works for injured birds of prey. It will be good opportunity for the prefectural officials to find new understanding about the birds of prey and falconry.

Date:
29-31/10/2013, 21-22/11/2013

Organized by:
The Japan Falconiformes Center

For info:
nakajima@iaf.org

 


SPAIN
Café "Las Chimeneas" - Jardines del Centro
Cultural "Giralt Laporta", Valdemorillo (Madrid)

Hablaremos (lo que podamos y sepamos) del Noble Arte de la Cetrería (como arte de caza y como convivencia diaria con las aves) portaremos nuestras aves, e invitamos a otros cetreros que vengan con sus aves y nos hablen de ellas...

Nos haremos una foto de familia y daremos unas pautas generales a temas medioambientales, que hacer con las aves rapaces encontradas en la naturaleza con algún problema, problemática legal, asociaciones de ayuda a la naturaleza, etc...

Invitamos a todos los cetreros y amigos, a que vengan a pasar la mañana con nosotros y las aves rapaces, de esta manera disfrutaremos de nuestro día y haremos cierto el lema de "Cetrería; Celebrando un Patrimonio Humano Vivo"

Date:
16/11/2013 - 12:00 h

Organized by:
Asociacion Medioambiental Aprende con Rapaces

For info:
info@aprendeconrapaces.org

 


SPAIN

Publication of a new Falconry book on the occasion of the World Falconry Day.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Caïrel ediciones.

For info:
delfin@clan.es

 


CHILE
Fundo el Guayacán, Santiago

Program :

10:00 Talks
13:30 Barbecue and camaraderie
16:30 Hommage to Felipe Camiroaga
17:00 Presentation birds in the field, estatic and flying display
18:00 Hawking with Harris haw
20:00 Talk around the firecamp
21:30 End

Talks :

10:00 Welcoming to assistants, reflexión about the slogan of this world falconry day. C.González
10:05 Presentation of the ¨Asociación Chilena de Cetrería y Conservación de las Aves Rapaces– C.González.
10:20 Falconry techniques on the welfare of captive birds of prey.– Carolina Sánchez
10:40 Wildlife management at the Mercedario ranch, pre-scholar environmental education.– Víctor Rojas, IV Región
11:00 Birds of prey of Chile – Francisco Fadell, VI Región
11:20 Falconry in Scotland, a learning experience. - Julian Muhle
11:40 Hawking in Colchagua valley– Francisco Fadell, VI Región
12:00 How, when and where to start. Practical and legal - C González
12:20 World falconry festival Abu-Dhabi 2011- Andrés Cancino
12:40 Birds of prey of Puerto Montt– Kevin Arriagada ; Pto Montt
13:00 Flying variable hawks – Alvaro García ; Temuco

Exhibits and sales:

Difusion : Books, stickers, magnets, t –shirts.

Furniture : Hoods, gloves, swivels, leashes, and more.

Education with raptors, CEA module, Furniture in exhibits.

Birds of prey display : Peregrine falcon, american kestrel, Harris hawk, variable hawk, rufous tailed hawk, pigmy owl, barn owl, andean owl, snowy owl.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Asociación Chilena de Cetrería y Conservación de las Aves de Presa

For info:
falcocgb@gmail.com

 


SPAIN
Convento de Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid

Jornada de puertas abiertas, en un convento con colegio de primaria de mas de 6 hectáreas con amplias praderas ajardinadas, en las cuales se ajardinaran, pajaros de diferentes especies, para que el publico, disfrute de ellas y pueda fotografiarse con ellas.
El sitio es muy concurrido por la historia del mismo, abierto siempre al publico que acude a pasear por sus instalaciones.
Se contestara a todas las preguntas formuladas por los curiosos y para que puedan disfrutar de este noble arte.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Ivan Fernandez Garcia

For info:
ivan.fernandezgarcia@hotmail.com

 


JAPAN

Soon more details.

Date:
09/11/2013 - 10/11/2013 Mizuhomachi Tokyo
16/11/2013 - 17/11/2013 Ibaraki and Kanagawa

Organized by:
Japan Falconers Association and World Falconers Club

For info:
asaoka@iaf.org

 


IRELAND

The Irish Hawking Club would like to mark this occasion by inviting members to a celebration of Irish Falconry.
We will also be inviting a number of organisation to lunch and to spectate in a showcase of falconry performed by the Irish Hawking Club Members. The day will begin with an all member hawk walk on the hill of tara, the seat of the high kings of ireland. They too engaged in falconry over 1000 years ago in this very location. Here we will take in the ancient majestic beauty of the area and toast the sport of falconry by the lia fail (stone of destiny). A wish for a safe and bountiful season will be made in the form of a pair of leather jesses tied to a rag tree that grows nearby.
From here we will travel to meet our guests and have lunch of game stew and mulled wine. We will then perform a showcase of Irish falconry with a display of the three disciplines of the art with broadwings, shortwings and longwings for our guests.
On close of play, members are invited to partake in an evening meal in the Conygham Arms Hotel in Slane, (the home of many past ihc agms).

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
THE IRISH HAWKING CLUB

For info:
don@irishhawkingclub.ie

 


FRANCE

Organizing the ANFA AGM with all its members
Organizing three days of hunting party on wild game
This meeting will be closed by the exceptional inauguration of a 13th century fresco recently discovered in the chapel of Moeurs-Verdey (see picture attached).
A mass of st Bavon, patron of falconers, will be specially
ìcelebrated in this church by the son of the President Philippe Justeau.

Public and press are more than welcome..

Date:
16/11/2013 - 17/11/2013

Organized by:
The National Association of French Falconers (ANFA)

For info:
biloufou@aol.com

 


SPAIN
Toledo & Socuéllamos, Ciudad Real

Falconry Days; Hunting, Culture & Conservation.
October 31st
Meeting with Authorities in Benacazón Palace, Toledo. We will have the following awards: "Falconry & Conservation" to the past Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente (His widow will be with us); Honorary Members Frank Bond, José Sánchez, José Manuel Rodríguez-Vill. Workshops with children.
Falconry exhibition with masterpieces of
Painting: Andrew Ellis, David Martín, José Ignacio Muriel, Manuel Sosa, Susana Carchenilla
Sculpture: Camilo Seira, Lucio Relaño, Pedro Aldea
Writers: Andrés López, José Madrid, Diego Pareja

November, 1st
Conferences in Benacazón Palace, Toledo
"IAF; Past, Present & Future" Dr. Javier Ceballos
"Frequent problems in Harris's training" José L. Souto
"Frequent problems in Goshawk's training" José Verdejo
"Handling of imprinted Sparrowhawk " Juan Daniel Vera
"Forestry raptors of Galicia" Salvador Rebollo
"Hare hunting with shortwings" Robert Watkins & William Buck
"Hunting moments" Andrew Ellis

November 2nd-3rd
Annual Hunting meeting of the National Falconry Association.
We will have differents groups depending on the birds (Peregrine, Goshawk, Harris, Sparrowhawk, Golden Eagle, Kestrel... and the game. During both days we will hunt wild game in small groups in a very big property (29000ha)
This year we arranged long time ago the property. For 2014 we will try to organize the activity November the 16th
More information in www.aecca.org
www.cetreria.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=100106

Date:
Toledo, October 31st-November 1st
Socuéllamos, Ciudad Real: November 2nd-3rd

Organized by:
AECCA Spain's National Falconry Association.

For info:
andreselcetrero@hotmail.com

 


TUNISIE
Kelibia

Séminaire pour le patrimoine de la fauconnerie tunisienne (cap bon). Action scolaire a l'ocasion de jour mondial de la fauconnerie.
Sensibilisation de l'importance de patrimoine de la fauconnerie en Tunisie.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Cuturel du Dressage des oiseaux rapaces à Kelibia.

For info:
fauconneriekelibia@hotmail.fr

 


CANADA
London, Ontario

Ontario Hawking Club annual field meet including banquet on November 16. Special recognition will be given to World Falconry Day and the UNESCO designation. We hope to involve the media in this and reach a wider audience.

Date:
15/11/2013 - 17/11/2013

Organized by:
Ontario Hawking Club

For info:
president@ontariohawkingclub.org

 


RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Moscow area, Atlas Park Hotel

Schedule of activities (free attend to all) 16th November.
10.30 Falconers' parade (with hawks and dogs).
10.45 Official opening WFD. Speech about falconry and etc.
11.00 Begining of work: falconry exhibition, master classes and exposition birds of prey.
14.30 Show flights of falcons.
15.00 Field trials for falcons and hawks.
17.30 Awarding of winers field trils and official ending WFD.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Dmitriy Rodionov

For info:
rodionovd@ya.ru

 


ESPAÑA
Guadalajara

El objetivo es dar a conocer la cetrería y sus valores, tanto en la sociedad adulta como en los niños, así como la celebración del Día Mundial de la Cetrería y su reciente declaración como Bien de Interés Cultural en Castilla La Mancha. Por un lado tendrá lugar una conferencia coloquio en el Salón de Plenos del Ayuntamiento que tratará sobre la cetrería y su reciente declaración como Patrimonio de la Humanidad. En ella estarán presentes un miembro de IAF, un miembro de la Asociación de Cetrería de Castilla La Mancha y un cetrero colaborador de D. Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente. A la vez se desarrollará un concurso escolar de ambito autonómico que consistirá en un pequeño trabajo de investigación relativo a la cetreria. El día 15 paralelamente a la conferencia tendrá lugar, también un concurso de dubujo para escolares de ambito local y que de manera presencial se desarrollara en la plza mayor de la ciudad.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Colabora Asociación de Clm

For info:
cparques@aytoguadalajara.es

 


BRASILE
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Celebrating the International Day of Falconry (art of training birds of prey), recently recognized as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Associates of ABFPAR are organizing a series of events linked to date throughout Brazil.

Date:
16/11/2013 -18/11/2013

Organized by:
Brazilian Association of Falconers and Preservation of Birds of Prey.

For info:
israelpimentel@falcoariaonline.com

 


USA
America

Nationwide exposure. Get public exposure for World Falconry Day across America to the general public. Get understanding of the significance of the UNESCO listing of falconry as an intangible cultural heritage; drive more people to the IAF website; expand the public understanding of falconry as a positive art and sport.

Date:
04/11/2013 - 16/11/2013

Organized by:
North American Falconers' Association

For info:
cecchini@iaf.org

 


SLOVENIA
Krško

A days of Hunting with a celebratory lunch on the Saturday. To the presentation members of the Press and Media have been invited. We will promote the feeling of belonging to the falconry community and trie to increase the visibility of falconry to the society.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Slovenian association for Falconry

For info:
alina.bezensek@gmail.com

 


BRASILE
Parque Zoobotânico A.Câmara, João Pessoa

Release of a Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga), who was found injured by organ responsible environmental rehabilitated using falconry techniques and presentation with the Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) and American Kestrel (Falco sparverius).

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Associação de Falcoaria do Rio Grande do Norte

For info:
robertocitelli@yahoo.com.br

 


CANADA
Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan

Two days of Hunting with a celebratory lunch on the Saturday to which members of the Press and Media have been invited. An invitation has also been sent to the Department of the Environment, Wildlife Section, Saskatchewan.

Date:
From 15/11/2013 to 16/11/2013

Organized by:
Saskatchewan Falconry Association

For info:
gyrkinaround@gmail.com

 

USA
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department HQ

Press availability with falconers and wildlife officials, to inform press and public about what THA and TPWD are doing to preserve falconry and raptor species.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Texah Hawking Association

For info:
emooleson@aol.com

PORTUGAL
Fajarda - Coruche, Herdade das Gamas

The activity is divided in morning and afternoon activities and will be open to general public (with previous inscription). In the morning our associates will have a real hunting morning and we promote them to be accompanied by a non falconer chosen previously by them. Falcons will be flown to a wider number of expectators. An open community buffet will be held for all attending public for increasing sense of belonging. The afternoon activities will included the presentation of a newly published book about falconry and a short presentation about falconry has a cultural heritage.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Associação Portuguesa de Falcoaria (APF)
Portuguese Association for Falconry

For info:
falco.afonso@gmail.com

MONGOLIA
Ulaanbaatar city

Press articles. Presentation at schools, school competition drawing. Presentation at art school, sketching falcons from life. Organization of hunting field meeting.

Date:
From 15/11/2013 to 16/11/2013

Organized by:
Mongolian Falconry Association

For info:
oogii_mfa@yahoo.com

PAKISTAN
Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad

Falconers Gathering will be held, displaying birds of prey to public, officials and other guests invited to the event. Making of traditional crafts and art work related to falconry along with educational exhibit inviting students.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Pakistan Falconry Association

For info:
kamran@falcons.com.pk

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

The TV talk on "El-TR" local TV company devoted to World Falconry Day will be organized. 7 people will participate in the talk including falconers, representatives from the State Agency of Nature Conservation and Forestry, representatives from State Hunting Department. The topic of discussion "Falconry as cultural heritage of Kyrgyz people".

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Salbuurun Federation

For info:
jolchoro@mail.ru


USA
Cabela's, Lone Tree (South Denver Metro Area)

This Cabela's store, the first in the Denver area, just opened on August 15, 2013. We have obtained approval to bring 3 or 4 falconry raptors to the store and set up a booth inside to promote falconry and explain its practice to our fellow hunters and the store patrons. We will have birds on display with their owners from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Colorado Hawking Club

For info:
raptoresse@msn.com


EL SALVADOR
Parque Bicentenario

We are planning to do a falconry exhibition at this park in which we will have a flying exhibit with probably two native hawks flying to the fist and at the different lures, as well as explaining a bit about the history of falconry and its modern role in conservation. We will also have one of our raptor biologists giving a little lecture about the current situation of birds of prey in our country as well as detailing our current efforts to preserve them for the future.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
Club y Escuela de Cetrería de El Salvador

For info:
spyzaetus@hotmail.com

ITALY
Castello di Rascino - Hunting reserve

Meeting of falconers in a beautiful area of hunting in the centre of Italy (one hour by Rome). We would like to fly our falcons remembering and showing the importance of this beautiful art that gives satisfaction and culture to falconers and society.
We will have cooperation of dogs hunting how the best tradition of Italian falconry (Federico II and Coppaloni old school) but looking to the future hoping to improve our quality and best possibility to enter as country of the recognition of falconry by UNESCO.

Date:
16/11/2013

Organized by:
UNCF - Section Lazio

For info:
f.desimone73@libero.it

Museum Ohrada

QATAR
Doha

IAF AGM MEETING Asian African falconry federation
VETERINARY CONFERENCE.
The objective is to enhance falconry world through appropriate regulations in light of mankind heritage and sustainable hunting.

Date:
27/01/2014 - 01/02/2014

Organized by:
ALGANNAS

For info:
zayed@iaf.org

JAPAN
Kanagawa Prefecture, Ayase City

Our proposal will be to make people aware about the use of the art of falconry for protection against avian pests (Crows & Pigeons) that cause a big problem here in Japan, also will be promoting the interaction of children with birds of prey can caress and photographing with raptors.
Disclose the history of the art of traditional Japanese falconry.
Flight performance with hawk, owl and eagle.
The event will be held in a park kindly provided by the Ayase City.

Date:
26/11/2013

Organized by:
Raptor Japan NPO法人

For info:
info@raptor-japan.org

ITALY
Tower Hotel, Bussolengo

A one day meeting with Jim Chick, president of Hawk Board, giving a picture of the evolution of falconry in UK, of new guidelines for Falconry Display and LANTRA certifications.
In the afternoon the meeting will touch sevela themes: Animal Welfare, Breeding, IAF Mission, UNESCO recognition.

Date:
26/10/2013

Organized by:
Patrizia Cimberio

For info:
cimberio@iaf.org