In 2015 founder Curtis Engler set off on an adventure of a lifetime, crossing the Atlantic Ocean on an 8 month long backpacking trip through Western Europe, Scandinavia, and North Africa. During the first half of his trip he lived in the west coast of Ireland in the small village of Ballyvaughan, population 258, located on the now famous Wild atlantic Way. During his stay there he began volunteering at the Burren Birds of Prey Centre, an offshoot of the Ailwee Caves attraction. He immediately fell in love with the art of falconry, and for the next 4 months he spent every hour he could at the centre, when he wasn't pulling pints at one of the local pubs, acquiring the foundation he needed to become the austringer we know today.
Determined to share his love of the birds and the sport upon his return home, he honed his skills and in 2018 Midgard falconry was born. Through education on the different species of birds and being active in conservation efforts, Midgard Falconry is breathing new life into the North American falconry scene and encouraging more and more people to take up one of the oldest methods of hunting in recorded history.
So, are you ready to get started?