The California Hawking Club was formed in 1971 by a small group of dedicated falconers to preserve and promote the public image of the art of Falconry, to assist in the conservation of birds of prey, and to collect and disseminate information through its publications.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHALL BE TO PRESERVE BIRDS OF PREY AND TO ADVANCE THE ART AND PRACTICE OF FALCONRY BY:
- The improvement of the qualifications and abilities of falconers through high standards of practice, experience, ethics, conduct and achievement.
- The dissemination of knowledge through research, meetings, reports, papers, discussions and publications.
- The active promotion of the public image of falconry to the end of having falconry viewed as an art and sport, to be preserved for future generations.
- The preservation of all birds of prey through the active education of the public as an appropriate and effective conservation measure.
Through its affiliate memberships, the CHC supports the public education, raptor research and conservation efforts of these organizations.