New falconers must ensure they are prepared for the long-term and resounding commitment entailed in practicing this sport to a high standard. This book will guide you through the basics of choosing an appropriate species, building suitable accommodation, equipping your new bird, ensuring proper diet and care and training your bird to fly free and hunt quarry. This is no small undertaking; beginners must be prepared for this sometimes overwhelming, but always satisfying sport. Anyone taking on this commitment without being fully prepared runs the risk of not only causing distress to their bird, but also jeopardizing the future of this sport. As a new falconer, it is your responsibility to practice the sport to a high standard. This guidebook for beginners will show you how.