Introduction; Birds of Falconry; Falcons; Kestrel; Merlin; Aplomado; Prairie; Peregrine; Gyrfalcons and Sakers; Hawks; Sharp-shinned; Goshawk; Cooper's; Red-tailed; Peregrines; Harris; Game, Vermin, Predators and Wildlif; Falconry Equipment; Capturing Wild Raptors; Eyess Versus Passager; Care and Attention; Training; Accipiters; Falcons; Suggested Readings; Index.
This is a great little book. Frank Beebe packs all the essential information around hawk training into this book, drawing on decades of practical experience and research. Beebe writes with the authority of someone who has actually practiced what he is preaching, rather than some authors who seem to have written a falconry book for the sake of personal aggrandizement. He also writes in excellent English, almost with an academic eloquence. He deals with all three classes of falconry birds: buteos, accipiters and falcons, and draws very useful comparisons between them on temperament, character and hunting application. -- Amazon Reviewer