Furthermore, the regulations of the Federal Game Protection Ordinance (BWildSchV) must be considered. For the keeping of native falcon species, § 3 BWildSchV defines specific requirements. To these falcon types belong the:
- Redfoot falcon,
- hobby and
- the peregrine falcon.
A valid falconer’s hunting license is presupposed for the attitude of these falcon kinds after that (§ 3 Abs. 2 No. 1 BWildSchV). This may be waived if, for example, the keeping of offspring is necessary for the practice of stain-hunting and the essential reliability and sufficient knowledge about the keeping and care of the animals are available.
Furthermore, the falconer is only allowed to keep two specimens of the species goshawk, peregrine falcon and golden eagle (§ 3 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 BWildSchV), but this does not apply to the other falcon species.
All species are subject to an obligation to label based on the requirements of §§ 12-15 of the Federal Species Protection Ordinance (§ 3 para. 2 No. 3, para. 3 BWildSchV).
For falcons, the marking is done with a closed ring. In addition, the obligation to register must be observed. This means that the animal must be reported to the competent authority according to state law within four weeks (§ 3 para. 2 No. 4 BWildSchV).
If the regular location of the falcons is changed, e.g. by a sale, this must be reported immediately (§ 3 para. 2 No. 4 lit. b) p. 2 BWildSchV). So there is also a duty to deregister in addition to the obligation to register.
The keeping of non-native species is not regulated by the Federal Game Protection Ordinance but only by nature conservation regulations.
There is no limitation on the species or the number of birds kept as long as they are kept in a species-appropriate manner. However, the keeper must show specific expertise. In addition, the obligation to register must also be fulfilled here, and a marking obligation applies to all species.
In the case of commercial trade with protected animals like falcons, there is a so-called obligation to keep records according to § 6 Abs. 1 of the Federal Ordinance for the Protection of Species (BArtSchV).
Private breeding to make a profit is also included under commercial trade. The obligation to keep records requires daily entries in the records of admission and delivery.
The date of receipt, the name of the animals, the name and address of the consignor, the date of departure, the name and address of the consignee, or the type of other departure are listed in the book.