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WWW.ANCIENTWAYSFALCONRY.COM Welcome to Ancient Ways Falconry & Rare Bird Sanctuary. We are new to the U.K., and construction on our new project in the Scottish Highlands will be completed in Novem...
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Welcome to Ancient Ways Falconry & Rare Bird Sanctuary. We are new to the U.K., and construction on our new project in the Scottish Highlands will be completed in November 2018. We have been working to preserve endangered and threatened species of birds for over 24 years. Self-funded, our sanctuary has operated in three countries and has dedicated tens of thousands of pounds to this noble cause, sometimes annually.

-We are NOT looking for customers: we are not a business.
-We are NOT looking for donations: we are a private charity, not a public one (outgoing donations only).
-We are not looking for membership. We are not a club.
-We are looking for one thing: TO HELP SAVE THE BIRDS.

We are just a charitable family committed to vulnerable bird species. We directly rehabilitate and run a successful captive breeding programme. We cannot take on every aspect of conservation personally, so we also actively support other worthy conservation efforts, organisations and individual researchers in order to further our reach and protective influence. We are not sportsmen. We are conservationists.

"SOMETIMES WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING,
NOT BECAUSE WE ARE TO BLAME...
BUT BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN FIX IT."
-Author Unknown

Perhaps, you are a person concerned about the growing global tragedies and challenges, from fresh water availability to economic depressions to human over-population. As such a person, perhaps you might even wonder how, given these immense modern problems, could we choose to support birds, instead of say, orphans... It is a fair and logical question. The truth is, that we DO support orphanages (strongly and financially). But this is not the real answer. The real answer is that we are not economists, so we cannot fix global finance. We are not irrigation experts, nor have any contacts to aid specifically in this field, beyond generality. And we are not sociologists.

So, for us, the answer is that we must help the world in the best way we can: within our skill set. We believe birds are vastly important due to the fact that they are in many cases, indicator species. By observing their behaviours and feeding habits in the wild, we can know how an ecosystem is faring--especially when we focus upon migratory birds. Like the proverbial canary in the mineshaft, they alert us to ecological problems worldwide.

We must do WHAT we can... believing that if EVERYONE does what they can, therein lies the answer to the problems we face in this finite world of limited resources. This is also the reason we welcome the new conservationist. This is the reason we tirelessly take in as many as we can of the injured, abused, neglected or victims of circumstance. It is the story of the starfish... you cannot save them all when they roll upon the beach in a great tidal cascade, but you can save the ones at your feet, throwing them back to the safety of the waters. And for those few, it makes all the difference in the world.

We must face the horrific truth together, advanced ornithologist and novice alike: that the only reason these birds are on threatened, endangered, critically endangered or extinct-in-the-wild lists, is down to our own dispassionate actions. It is down to we humans, behaving inhumanely. Our blatant disregard for their lives, livelihoods, environments, ecosystems, natural ranges, and food accessibility, has delivered the disastrous condition in which they find themselves today. We can help. So we will. So we must. It is not out of a sense of superiority... quite the contrary. It is as an humble apology to those magnificent creatures for the damage our species has inflicted upon them. This is what we can do. So we choose to do it. Please do what you can. If everyone does what they can, change, apparent miracles, in fact, can happen. Just look at the White-tailed Sea Eagle... recently extinct in the wild in Scotland and UK, now, modestly, slowly, regaining a tenuous foothold. Only because a few dedicated persons decided to take up their cause.

​While our focus is primarily upon threatened raptors and pheasants, we have re-housed, rehabilitated, and rescued a variety of species from Great Argus to hummingbirds. We even have our own book of recipes for various songbirds and other fauna which come to us as hatchlings or fledglings each spring. At our peak, twelve years ago, we supported over 48 species of birds, including endangered Hyacinthine Macaws and Toco Toucans. While our current residents now equal less than half that many species, due to our recent relocation and expansion into the heart of The Highlands, Scotland, our dedication remains stalwart. The majority of our birds appreciate the weather of The Highland's microclimate on the Spey River.

Our acreage provides sanctuary for rescues and a healthy atmosphere for captive breeding and training of threatened raptors. It also provides a permanent environment for vulnerable pheasant species. Again, our concentration primarily centres upon rehabilitation, research, rescue and education/raising public awareness. This is to ensure that these magnificent birds never suffer the fate of so many other species which are lost to us forever. It is an inarguable fact, that quality captive breeding programmes are the answer to securing the future existence of these peerless wonders.
Sincerely,

The Sarunac/ Broscova-Righetti & Family

The following is a short list of the groups we support financially, or are members of or both. They represent the cause(s) we believe in. The proof of which is under the Membership page. WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THESE GROUPS. PLEASE DO LIKEWISE:
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIRDS OF PREY
BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL
HAWK & OWL TRUST
IAF (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION for FALCONRY & Conservation of Birds of Prey)
GAME & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST
RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE
HAWK CONSERVANCY TRUST
WORLD PHEASANT ASSOCIATION
BRITISH TRUST FOR ORNITHOLOGY

AS WELL AS PROVIDING MANY OTHER DIRECT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CAUSE THROUGH SERVICES AND DONATIONS
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Check out a great foraging tool designed for parrots but used on a wide variety of species! Parrot Pockets! The ultimate foraging toy! Designed to engage parrots to foraging for their pelleted ...
Check out a great foraging tool designed for parrots but used on a wide variety of species!

Parrot Pockets! The ultimate foraging toy! Designed to engage parrots to foraging for their pelleted diets by working (contra-free loading) for each bite of pellet they receive vs. receiving their pelleted diet in a bowl.

Safe, Vegetable-Tanned, Certified USA made leather from Herman Oak company who equally raises cattle in the United States vs. abroad. Leather for regular Pockets is folded in half with one side flat and the other showing holes to remove pellets from. Sides are machine-sewn with an industrial sewing machine and cotton thread. Hanging hole on the back. Handmade in the United States by friends and helpers of The Parrot Lady, Debbie Goodrich.

Comes in 3 styles and 4 sizes.
Regular Parrot Pockets--thinner leather, at 6-7 oz. allows for easier manipulation and learning how to eat from holes.
Thick Pockets--9-10 oz leather, increased difficulty in manipulation of leather and holes. Less destructive.
Tasseled Pockets--6-7 oz leather. Has either 3 or 5 ties on each side, depending on size of Pocket, giving more enticement for some to investigate the Pocket for the first time.

Sizes:
Large 8" tall by 6" wide: Designed for large pellet diets for cockatoos and macaws.
Medium 7" tall by 5" wide: Designed for medium pellet diets typically for amazons, african greys, medium cockatoos.
Small 6" tall by 4" wide: Designed for small pellet diets typically for conures, senegals, caiques, etc.
XSmall 5" tall by 3" wide: Designed for fine pellet diets typically for parakeets, small conures.
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The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

is an organization for individuals who are active in the field of avian training and who are involved in environmental education programs.

IAATE was founded to foster communication, professionalism and cooperation among those individuals who serve Avian Science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

 

 

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