Thursday, October 12, 2006

Good news about the Peregrine's continued recovery

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a report this week about the once-endangered species' status.

The results from the first nationwide monitoring effort to measure the peregrine falcon’s recovery put the number of nesting pairs in North America at about 3,000 – nearly 10 times the number estimated in 1970 when the bird was first protected as an endangered species and considerably more than the roughly 1,800 breeding pairs estimated in 1999, when the peregrine was declared recovered and was de-listed.
You can see the post-delisting monitoring plan here and the 2003 monitoring results here. This page offers lots of Questions & Answers.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Yay, peregrines! Whoot whoot!
My favorite education bird at our place is Lucy, a PF. She's a real crowd pleaser, since most people have never seen one before.

October 12, 2006 5:08 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hopefully, more folks will get to see them in the wild (c:

October 12, 2006 5:59 PM  

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