This is a celebration of this remarkable falcon. The peer of the falconry family, the Gyr is the largest and fastest in the world. Until recently, due to the inhospitable nature of much of the Gyrfalcon’s terrain, little has been known of the habits of this sparsely documented species.
Emma Ford, an expert falconer and noted author on the subject, has meticulously researched Gyrfalcon’s role in history, its place in literature and its long-established use in falconry. Richly illustrated with the finest historical and modern paintings, sketches and photographs.