Falconers and Raptor Rehabilitators



2 or 4 weeks Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program

ADFH has developed a special internship program for falconers and raptor rehabilitators to provide them with extensive knowledge and practical orientation in avian husbandry and medicine. It is divided into the 2 and 4 weeks internship program.

This program applies for falconers, raptor rehabilitators and biology students only. The 2 weeks Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program is especially useful for beginner falconers and people working in rehabilitation centers with birds of prey. The 4 weeks Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Programs similar to the 2 weeks program. However, it provides a more comprehensive and in-depth training. It is especially useful for beginner and more advanced falconers and people working in rehabilitation centers with birds of prey.

Both, the 2 and 4 weeks Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Programs a comprehensive and profoundly interactive education in both theory and practice of falcon and avian husbandry. At the hospital, the trainee will be taught the keeping, care taking and handling of falcons and comprehensive training will be given on care and management of falcons.

Theory classes will be held throughout the internship period. Handouts of learning material will accompany these theory sessions. The trainees are expected to complete assignments for each of these classes which have to be given in form of presentations. The trainees are encouraged to refer to the extensive Avian Medicine library in ADFH in preparation for their training and for the assignments.

Syllabus for the 2 and 4 weeks Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program

Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program for Falconers and Raptor Rehabilitators
Programme 2 Week

Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program
4 week

Falcon Husbandry and Healthcare Training Program

Syllabus

Theory classes

Class 1

Anatomy and physiology of birds

Class 2

Imping and coping of falcons

Class 3

Recognizing sick falcons and clinical sampling from birds

Class 4

Care taking and feeding of healthy and sick falcons

Same theory classes as in the 2 weeks course plus additionally

Class 9

Identification of species, determination of age and CITES regulations

Class 5

Identification of species, determination of age and CITES regulations

Class 6

Intensive care of sick falcons

Class 7

Parasitology of falcons

Class 8

Most common diseases in falcons

Training Fees

For falconers and raptor rehabilitators: 1250 US$

For falconers and raptor rehabilitators: 2500 US$