Monday, July 17, 2006

Aplomado Falcons in west Texas

Tomorrow, 28 captive-bred Aplomado Falcons will start living in west Texas. Raised by The Peregrine Fund, the endangered raptors will spend five to seven days in protective boxes on top of hack towers, receiving food and becoming accustomed to the new climate before being released.

The falcons' reintroduction to the region results from the collaboration of the Fund with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Hawking Association and private ranchers. The latter group hosts the hack towers and conserves habitat for the birds of prey through a Safe Harbor Program coordinated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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Aplomado Falcon poorly digiscoped by yours truly

2 Comments:

Blogger Shawn Kielty said...

I like that photo.

July 21, 2006 10:31 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

That's very generous of you, Shawn. Thanks!

July 22, 2006 1:10 PM  

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