Dianne Moller, Executive Director of Hoo’s Woods raptor education and rehabilitation center, will give a free, one-hour presentation on Tues., Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Public Library (430 E. High St., Milton), recounting her experiences during recent visits to the Middle East. Ms. Moller traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the International Falconry Festival in Dec. 2011 and a falconry festival in Doha, Qatar, in Jan. 2012. She’ll share her experiences with the culture, people and family life, as well as sharing what she learned about Arab falconry and history. You can see videos from the International Falconry Festival on YouTube, including the two that show the Grand Parade of nations represented.
Andersen Library has resources if you’d like to learn more about raptors. Search HALCat (Harold Andersen Library’s catalog) to find materials such as a two-page online fact sheet about the peregrine falcon from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, A photographic guide to North American raptors (3rd-floor Main Collection, QL696.F3 W48 1995), Wisconsin peregrine falcon recovery plan (2nd-floor Wisconsin Documents, NAT 3:E 5/27 or online) and The falcons of the world (3rd-floor OVERSIZE Main Collection, QL696 .F34 C32x). Search article databases to find articles such as “Falcon breeding in the Middle East and facility design considerations” (Avian Biology Research, 2011, vol.4:no.2, pp.62-65, doi:10.3184/175815511X13069438586652) and “Falconry comes into its own” (2008, Middle East, no.385, pp.58-59). Finally, use the Library’s online guide to Intercultural Communication to find Library materials on the culture and customs of other countries, such as Culture shock!: United Arab Emirates (3rd-floor Main Collection, DS247.T84 C76 2001). You can learn more about other countries by searching databases such as Global Road Warrior.
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.
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