The Peregrine Fund, an international organization established in 1970, focuses on birds
to conserve nature. Goals include restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat,
educating students, training conservationists, providing information to the public, and
scientific research. One of the peregrines raised by Dan OBrien was destined for
The Raptor Resource Project is a non-profit organization working to restore the
population of peregrine falcons and other birds of prey in the Midwest.
The Raptor Education Foundation, based in Colorado, offers a wealth of information
about a variety of raptors, including peregrines.
The Falconry Information Clearinghouse offers a wide variety of links to Internet
resources regarding the art of falconry.
The Falconry & Raptor Education Foundation site offers loads of details on the
sport and art of falconry, plus facts and information about the birds and links to other
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota is an excellent source for information
about a large variety of birds of prey.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers information about endangered and threatened
species in the United States and abroad. Information on plants, animals, hunting and
habitats is plentiful.
Most should be available via libraries, bookstores and the Internet.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, 1962
This classic book foreseeing a bleak landscape devoid of insects and birds, and
pointing out the harm of widely used chemicals to humans shocked the world.
Carsons book was instrumental in igniting the environmental movement and inspiring
restrictions on pesticides and herbicides in North America and Europe.
Beyond Silent Spring by David B. Peakall, 1996
This book looks at the issues raised by "Silent Spring" some 30 years later.
Peregrine Falcons by Candace Sherk Savage; foreword by Adrian Forsyth, 1993
The book tells the story of the decline and the recovery of the falcon population and
urges readers to be guardians for wild species.
Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey, Parts I and II by A.C. Bent, 1961
An encyclopedic collection of information about more than a hundred different
subspecies of hawks, eagles, falcons, buzzards, condors, and owls.
Hawks, Eagles, & Falcons of North America by P.A. Johnsgard, 1990
A comprehensive review of 31 species of raptors that breed in the U.S. and Canada.
North American Falconry & Hunting Hawks by Frank Lyman Beebe and Harold Melvin
Webster, 1964, reprinted with updated information, 1994.
The all-inclusive guide to the sport of falconry covers everything from diet to
training to selection and more.