Good Dutch peregrine falcon news


This is a Spanish peregrine falcon video.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

Upward trend for vulnerable peregrine

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Things go well for peregrine falcons in the Netherlands. This species is growing rapidly in recent years. In 2008 there was an estimated breeding population of about 50 pairs. Two years later the number had almost doubled to about 95. In 2011 the counter stood at about 117. This year the exact numbers are unknown, but recently also the city of Utrecht for the first time is home to a nesting pair.

The Utrecht couple is causing a lot of commotion. This is because they have chosen the roof of the new provincial administration building. Such tall buildings resemble the natural breeding ground of a peregrine, rocks and cliffs. Due to the nesting couple, putting the new provincial logo on the roof has been postponed. Because disturbance of peregrine falcons is, like disturbance of all birds, prohibited by law. Fortunately, the provincial government promised to leave the breeding pair alone.

Peregrines in the USA: here. And here. And here. And here.

UK: Uncertainty over sex of Chichester Cathedral peregrine chicks: here.

9 thoughts on “Good Dutch peregrine falcon news

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