I’m officially a member of the New York State Falconry Association! I decided it was a good idea to join the larger falconry community so that I could learn a little more about falconry and try and make some new connections. The good news is that for apprentices, the first year is free! The NYSFA has a lot of helpful tools, including a forum with a section dedicated to apprentices where you can get any of your questions answered without feeling like an idiot. Since I’ve been having so much trouble finding a bird, I’m going to go on the forum and see if anyone is seeing a lot of Red-tails somewhere upstate so that I can drive up there and try and trap one.