Peregrine Falcon
Our resident Peregrine Falcon came to us from a Central Pennsylvania wildlife rehabilitation facility in 2013. Male falcons are slightly smaller than their female counterparts, and this male was found with a broken wing as a first year bird. The injured wing still droops slightly, and prevents him from flying and therefore being released.

Peregrine Falcon

 

Fast Facts

Peregrine Falcon: Falco peregrinus

Range: Widespread across North America, year-round in western US and northern Mexico; summer in Alaska and northern Canada; winter in eastern US. Worldwide, found on all continents except Antartica.

Habitat: Open areas, nesting at high altitudes on cliffs or skyscrapers

Nest: Simple scrape on ground or ledge located at a range of altitudes from 25 – 1,300 ft

Eggs: 2-5, creamy to brown blotched with brown, red or purple

Diet: Primarily birds and occasionally bats

Trivia: This speedy falcon was formerly known as the Duck Hawk, named for one of its most common prey items.

The art of falconry (training birds of prey) dates back centuries, and Peregrine Falcons figured prominently in history as prized hunting birds.


 

 

HOURS
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Weekend hours vary seasonally; call for details

After hours group

visits by appointment.


Trails, pavilion, and raptor mews (cages) are open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk.

DIRECTIONS

Want to learn more?

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

National Audubon Society

The Peregrine Fund

Falcon Camera

Falconry Today










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