RIYADH: Sales at the third Saudi Falcons Club auction exceeded SR1 million ($266,000) after three birds were sold for SR336,000.
The auction, which is being held at the club’s headquarters in Malham, north of Riyadh, concludes on Nov. 15.
Its seventh day began with Talal Abdallah Al-Dosari’s peregrine Qirnas falcon being sold for SR27,000, followed by fierce competition over the second young bird, belonging to Nasser Hamdan Al-Hereji and Saad Sallal Al-Bathali, which went for SR128,000.
The third, owned by Fahd Eid Al-Rashidi, was sold for SR181,000, making it the most expensive in the third edition of the auction to date.
A draw for a falcon-tracking device was made following the event.
The club offers many benefits to falconers through its teams across the Kingdom. Housing and transportation of the birds to auctions are among the services provided.
The auction is broadcast live on TV and the club’s social media channels.
Once the sale is finalized, electronic anklets for the falcons are put in place, and official documents issued to complete the sale.