Our Mission Statement

The Falconry Fund is a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to support and protect the various arts and practices of falconry and the cultural and environmental assets that make it possible. The Falconry Fund, Inc., seeks to become a vital and effective nonprofit charitable organization based in the United States to serve falconers on the North American continent and elsewhere so that this art and practice may be pursued without undue restriction and free from current or potential threats by incompatible human activity.
Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years.  While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago.  He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.

Mark Adam - President

Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years. While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago. He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.
British by birth, Canadian by choice, Mark Williams emigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter in 1991 for the better falconry it had to offer and has now been practicing the art for over 45 consecutive seasons in various parts of the world.  Mark joined NAFA in 1991 and has served as Canadian NAFA Director, Finance Chair and IAF Canadian delegate for 8 years. He has also served as President for both provincial falconry clubs in Alberta, Canada. 

Mark spent the final phase of his working career in the Middle East representing a world leading radio telemetry manufacturer in the region for 7 years where he set up radio telemetry sales and service centers in the UAE and worked with a network of distributors in neighboring Arab countries. Mark took advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the legendary Arab hospitality and to fly passage falcons trapped from the region during his time there.  He experienced hunting desert hare,
Stone Curlew and Houbara in Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. 

Outside of falconry, he has travelled extensively around the world in the off season, continuing his love of the outdoors and other passion for wildlife photography. 

In 2020 Mark decided to return to his beloved Alberta and take an early retirement, enabling him to spend time with his first grandson and to continue his passion for wildlife photography, flying falcons and hunting big game on the Canadian Prairies.

Mark Williams - Communications Director & NAFA Trustee

British by birth, Canadian by choice, Mark Williams emigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter in 1991 for the better falconry it had to offer and has now been practicing the art for over 45 consecutive seasons in various parts of the world. Mark joined NAFA in 1991 and has served as Canadian NAFA Director, Finance Chair and IAF Canadian delegate for 8 years. He has also served as President for both provincial falconry clubs in Alberta, Canada. Mark spent the final phase of his working career in the Middle East representing a world leading radio telemetry manufacturer in the region for 7 years where he set up radio telemetry sales and service centers in the UAE and worked with a network of distributors in neighboring Arab countries. Mark took advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the legendary Arab hospitality and to fly passage falcons trapped from the region during his time there. He experienced hunting desert hare, Stone Curlew and Houbara in Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Outside of falconry, he has travelled extensively around the world in the off season, continuing his love of the outdoors and other passion for wildlife photography. In 2020 Mark decided to return to his beloved Alberta and take an early retirement, enabling him to spend time with his first grandson and to continue his passion for wildlife photography, flying falcons and hunting big game on the Canadian Prairies.
Seda developed her passion for raptors during many seasons spent as a child growing up on top of Hawk Mountain Pennsylvania counting the raptor migration with her parents.  She has hunted a variety of raptors for over 20 years focused primarily on harris hawks and micro falcons such as the kestrel, perlin and aplomado.  She is a long standing and active member of both NAFA and the California Hawking Club . Seda has recently moved with her falconer husband Danny to the expansive Nevada desert to pursue their passion for hunting jackrabbits with harris hawks and goshawks, and small bird hunting with her Aplomado.  "My goal with the Falconry Fund is to help preserve Falconry as a true Hunting sport with a focus on positive communication and education to help protect our birds, our lands and our traditions."

Seda McClurg - Trustee

Seda developed her passion for raptors during many seasons spent as a child growing up on top of Hawk Mountain Pennsylvania counting the raptor migration with her parents. She has hunted a variety of raptors for over 20 years focused primarily on harris hawks and micro falcons such as the kestrel, perlin and aplomado. She is a long standing and active member of both NAFA and the California Hawking Club . Seda has recently moved with her falconer husband Danny to the expansive Nevada desert to pursue their passion for hunting jackrabbits with harris hawks and goshawks, and small bird hunting with her Aplomado. “My goal with the Falconry Fund is to help preserve Falconry as a true Hunting sport with a focus on positive communication and education to help protect our birds, our lands and our traditions.”
Sue currently serves as the editor for the Journal of the International Association for Falconry (IAF) and has served on the Women’s Working Group for the IAF. In the past, she served as the NAFA Treasurer for 13 years (1997-2010), the NAFA Journal Editor for 20 years (1985-2005), as well as helping organize and run various NAFA meets. Sue obtained her falconry license in 1984 and along with her husband, Dan, has been involved in flying raptors, and raising game birds ever since.

Sue Cecchini - Secretary

Sue currently serves as the editor for the Journal of the International Association for Falconry (IAF) and has served on the Women’s Working Group for the IAF. In the past, she served as the NAFA Treasurer for 13 years (1997-2010), the NAFA Journal Editor for 20 years (1985-2005), as well as helping organize and run various NAFA meets. Sue obtained her falconry license in 1984 and along with her husband, Dan, has been involved in flying raptors, and raising game birds ever since.