At The New England School of Falconry and Raptor Rehabilitation Center you’ll learn how to handle and fly a hawk or falcon.  As a participant, you’ll get to see the skills you have learned being practiced by a licensed falconer in the hunting fields.  You will discover the role falconers play in the conservation and rehabilitation of raptors and enhance your appreciation of these magnificent birds in their natural state.

The primary goal of The New England School of Falconry and Raptor Rehabilitation Center is to give its participants a peek into the falconer’s cooperative partnership with raptors.  Keeping a bird of prey for any other purpose is not falconry!  Rehabilitators have to be able to return a functioning bird back to the wild as soon as possible.

Martin Connolly, director of the Center has been given permission and license by the State of New Hampshire and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service to educate the public using his skills as an educator of conservation practices and falconry expertise.  Martin Connolly’s fifty-two years of hunting skills, habitat improvement projects, rehabilitation and falconry skills learned while a teenager even before the North American Falconer’s Association was created allowed the U.S. Department of the Interior to issue this prestigious


Martin Connolly

"He has shown me that he practices the utmost in safety techniques for both the hawk and the participants thatcomealong as observers." - Charles D. DeVinne, D.V.M

"I can attest to Martin’s expertise and attention to detail.  Martin has displayed complete and well-placed confidence in his birds.  His birds have been well trained to behave and perform admirably.  My personal opinion of Martin is that he is a natural educator… I believe it would be a great resource to the state if not the region that his course should become a requirement for anyone seeking a raptor rehabilitation or falconry permit." - Michael Ballou, Master Falconer

"Martin will provide a complete, comprehensive program enabling wildlife rehabilitators who come into contact with injured wild raptors a better understanding of the methods needed to return them to the wild and complete their life cycle." - Maria Colby, Wildlife Rehabilitator

PO Box 64, Temple, NH 03084