Colorado Hawking Club Holds Successful FM Falconry Event – The Fort Morgan Times

Members of the Colorado Hawking Club hosted a public meeting at the Comfort Inn in Fort Morgan on Saturday, February 5 for the purpose of education and networking.

Guests of all ages showed up to learn more about the sport of falconry, to chat with other falconers or just to see the birds up close. Five species featured at the event included: Northern Goshawk, Harris’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Aplomado Falcon.

Karen Green, Member of Colorado Hawking Club and the executive director of Zoological Discovery Center, helped make the event a success and encouraged anyone with questions to contact her directly. Green can be reached by email at kgreen@thezdc.org or by phone at 720-248-4450.

  • Karen Green smiles with her aplomado hawk during the meet and greet. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Juvenile goshawks have yellow to orange eyes that will turn red as they age. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • People of all ages stopped by the meet and greet event to see birds like the red-tailed hawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A member of the Colorado Hawking Club shows off a Harris Hawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Guests learn more about Harris’s Hawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A guest admires a young goshawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A member of the Colorado Hawking Club holds a peregrine falcon. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A young goshawk was one of the birds present at the event. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Karen Green caresses her aplomado falcon. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A member of the Colorado Hawking Club shows off his juvenile goshawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Guests learn more about falconry at the February 5 encounter event. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A member of the Colorado Hawking Club holds a peregrine falcon. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A guest admires a red-tailed hawk. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A Harris’s hawk was one of five different species present at the event. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • People gather for the falconry meet and greet event on Saturday February 5th. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)