Cassady - Just a thought, but you might want to contact your local library. They may have the Williams Oaks book on hand, but if NOT they can get a copy for you through inter-library loan. Then you can read it, without having to shell out the funds to purchase it. This is true of many falconry books. Figure out what you want, give the librarian the correct title and author and they do all the rest. Some libraries will charge a few dollars to cover cost of postage, others don't. Most will limit the number you can get at one time - but you can't read them all at once anyway!

Good idea to learn about the birds, before making a final decision on what you want to fly for your first bird. Enjoy your journey!