There are many surprises in the natural world. Some are due to our own false interpretations and conclusions, others are due to misinformation we have been given, as well as information that at one time was considered true but has been disproven.
How Speedy is a Peregrine? Peregrine Falcons are speedy birds that are popular with bird watchers and falconers all over the world. The peregrine has been used for over 4,000 years in falconry and are arguably the fastest animal on the planet. Their spectacular dives and quick chases are a wonder to behold. According to Cornell […]
Most people who know me soon learn that falcons, especially Peregrine Falcons, are one of my favorite birds. Not only are they beautiful raptors, with their stream-lined bodies and long pointed wings, but they are also very interesting birds. In this blog I will address 4 facts that many people may find disturbing but also […]
The peregrine falcon is one of the best-known birds in the world. Found on every continent except Antarctica, this species has won the hearts of not only falconers, but of millions of people with their incredible speed and agility in the air. In the 1960s falconers who kept a close eye on these falcons noticed that […]
As part of our work we encourage visitors to ask questions. We understand that there are many people who know absolutely nothing about birds. Though we may smile inside, we do our best to answer funny questions in a manner that will not make the asker feel stupid. In this blog I will share just […]
By the middle of the twentieth century, the peregrine falcon was placed on the Endangered Species List, due to a sharp decline in its population. This decline was caused by DDT pesticide contamination, which caused their eggshells to be so thin that they would break when the adults tried to incubate them. In 1999, due […]