A world champion carver of raptors (as well as a master falconer), serves as your coach for carving your own fabulous birds. Greg Woodard shows how to create models that are painted, partially-painted, or all-natural. Sequenced photos illustrate every technique of every project. Where to start? How about a Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, or Red-Tailed Hawk. An expert's tips take you through the delicate steps of inserting eyes and the details of lifelike feathering. A gallery of Woodward's own champion carvings lets you see prizes like "Cactus Flower," a preening American kestrel on a cactus, and "Hunting the Adobe," his natural wood sculpture of a prairie falcon chasing several swallows across a cliff colony.