Do you have your old falconry permit records? You can re-instate your permit most of the time if you have documentation (and possibly letters of reference) to re-issue it. States now do the permits, rather than the feds, as of January of this year. To see some of the updates on falconry go here: www.thermodernapprentice.com
I think that Steve Hey in Middletown runs an owl banding project for Saw Whets. Just do some internet searches. I am now in N. Florida. Got tired of MD politics, high prices, and encroachment on our hawking fields.