Falconry is undertaken by a falconer who dresses, cares, and hunts with a bird of prey. Birds and wildlife are the target of the hunt. Despite the German name, falconry includes falcons as well as other birds. Sun hawks, owls and vultures are also occasionally used, however, it is usually for an air show where visitors will be entertained.
Falconry is also very important at airports. It is used in the expulsion of bird flocks because a bird strike represents a danger for modern airplane engines. Similarly, falconry is used where chemical-technical systems put nesting birds at risk. The best type of hunting is called the Anwartefalknerei, which primarily uses peregrine falcons who hunt from the dive.
Falconry is also used for hunting rabbits in parks and residential areas, where armed hunters cannot be used. Rabbits are usually hunted with hawks and desert buzzards.