Maine Falconry & Raptor Conservancy welcomes you!

We welcome you to browse our site to learn

more about falconry in Maine and to gain knowledge

of what it takes to become a licensed falconer.


Background of Maine Falconry and Raptor Conservancy (MF&RC)


The MF&RC was established in the early 1980’s by Maine Falconers and since then, has enjoyed the membership and support of most licensed falconers.

The MF&RC strongly supports and is an Affiliate Member of the North American Falconers Association.

Recently, the MF&RC assisted the Maine Department of Fish and Wildlife to update the Maine falconry regulations and bring them into compliance with the new Federal standards.

The MF&RC and its members support a number of raptor conservation programs through financial contributions and activities. For example, members worked at hack sites during the reintroduction of the peregrine falcon. They have shared knowledge and techniques with raptor rehabilitation groups and have assisted two Maine conservation trusts to establish the Wallamatogus Mountain Raptor Preserve. Some members have also worked for the Peregrine Fund to breed endangered Aplomado falcons and have assisted in raptor conservation projects in far-away places like Kyrgystan, New Zealand and South Africa.

Regular membership in the MF&RC is open to all licensed Maine Falconers

who are members of the North American Falconers Association.