Falconry, a living human heritage (2010)
In 2010 the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added falconry to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity. Originally a way of obtaining food, falconry is today identified with camaraderie and sharing rather than subsistence. Falconry forms the basis of a wider cultural heritage, including traditional dress, food, songs, music, poetry and dance, all of which are sustained by the communities and clubs that practise it.
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Training a Gyrfalcon – Paul and Ali by Bob Ridgley (binaryrecordingstudio.com) and shared here with permission.
University of Oregon: The Wild Art of Falconry (2011)
This film features Oregon falconers and OFA members. This film was created by Devin Felix, Brian Morton and Xiao Ou Zhang as a documentary at the University of Oregon. It is shared here by permission.
Oregon Field Guide: Falconry
This video section of Oregon Field Guide (from Oregon Public Broadcasting) was produced in 1996 and features OFA member, Richard Hoyer, with his son and two Harris Hawks (and is shared here by permission).
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