Peregrine Spring

Peregrine Spring

A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life With Birds of Prey

Book - 2016
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The author chronicles her career in the sport of falconry, which has spanned over three decades, and her experiences running a falconry school, while sharing some of the lessons she's learned from birds of prey.

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New York Times Bestseller
Best Book of 2016, New England Outdoor Writers Association

Peregrine Spring, Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police “lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.


Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781493017706
Branch Call Number: 639.97896 COW
Characteristics: xvii, 265 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.

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