The Art and Science of Connecting with Birds


Craig Perdue is a Master Falconer, bird trainer, and instructor with over 30 years of experience developing innovative techniques for falconry, for birds presenting behavioral challenges, and for providing exposure to free-flighted birds. He has a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management emphasizing ecotourism and a Ph.D. in Philosophy motivated by his concern with environmental ethics. He founded Shadow Speak in 2004 to promote a new relationship to the natural world. He is the author of Paleofalconry: Falconry Under Primitive Conditions and has designed and led dozens of workshops and programs for both adults and children interested in wildlife and seeking a deeper connection with nature.

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