Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Formerly known as “Duck Hawk”, the Peregrine Falcon earned its old moniker. It specializes in hunting most forms of waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, terns and about any birds found in marshes and adjoining fields. This bird was on the brink of extinction due to pesticides, but has made a remarkable recovery, given its recent protected status.

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