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Peregrine Falcon Populations

Author : Tom J. Cade
ISBN : UOM:39015013557569
Genre : Nature
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In 1965, the landmark Madison Peregrine Conference focused world attention on the precipitous population decline of the Peregrine Falcon over much of its range owing to the effects of organochlorine pesticides. As the most cosmopolitan naturally-distributed bird in the world, and as a top predator in the global ecosystem, the Peregrine was and is a unique biological monitor of the quality of the world's environments. Long known as the bird of kings, the Peregrine's preeminent position in falconry and its embodiment of nobility in the wild helped rally to the cause of biological conservation an extraordinary array of individuals and organizations. Its recovery both by natural and artificial processes is now well under way on at least two continents, and the Peregrine has become the premier example of success in single species conservation.In November 1985, more than 500 raptor biologists and Peregrine specialists met in Sacramento, California for a three-day conference on Peregrine biology and conservation. Their purpose was to assess the worldwide status of the Peregrine Falcon 20 years after the historic Madison Conference, and to celebrate the survival and growing recovery of this "fiercest and fastest" of all birds.The Peregrine Fund, Inc. is pleased to present, in this book, the proceedings of the Sacramento Conference and the results of additional related research. These papers demonstrate what can be done through cooperation, good will, and much hard work, to reverse a species' seemingly hopeless slide toward extinction. Hopefully, this book will contribute toward an enduring understanding of the Peregrine Falcon, and will serve, also, as an instructive case history for the preservation of other endangered species.
Category: Nature

Peregrine Falcon

Author : Patrick Stirling-Aird
ISBN : 9781472918673
Genre : Nature
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Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. This ebook offers a window into that rarely seen world, thanks to a combination of high quality images and beautifully written text, with chapters on subjects such as hunting, raising young and how populations around the world have rallied against the threat of extinction and are now prospering once again. The birds are further brought to life through a series of personal anecdotes from the author and photographers, which are woven into the text. The ebook is part of a series that also includes the titles Barn Owl and Kingfisher.
Category: Nature

Saving The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Caroline Arnold
ISBN : 0876145233
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the efforts of scientists who are trying to save the peregrine falcon from extinction by taking the fragile eggs that would not survive in the wild, hatching them, raising the chicks, and then releasing the birds back into the wild.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Peregrine Falcons

Author : Doug Wechsler
ISBN : 0823955982
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical traits and behavioral habits of this bird of prey.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Alvin Silverstein
ISBN : 1562944177
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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After reaching near extinction, peregrine falcons have made a remarkable comeback in recent years, thanks to the efforts of people determined to save them
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Peregrine Falcon

Author : James H. Enderson
ISBN : 9780292756212
Genre : Nature
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A superb success as a bird, combining great speed, aeronautical grace, and fearlessness...inhabitant of wild places, inaccessible cliffs, and skyscrapers...worldwide dweller, trans-equatorial migrant, and docile captive—the peregrine falcon stands alone among all others of its kind. Perhaps this is why so many varied people rushed to its aid when it faced decimation by pesticide poisoning. In this personal and highly entertaining memoir, Jim Enderson tells stories of a lifetime spent studying, training, breeding, and simply enjoying peregrine falcons. He recalls how his boyhood interest in raptors grew into an ornithological career in which he became one of the leading experts who helped identity DDT as the cause of the peregrine falcon's sudden and massive decline across the United States. His stories reveal both the dedication that he and fellow researchers brought to the task of studying and restoring the peregrine and the hair-raising adventures that sometimes befell them along the way. Enderson also seamlessly weaves in the biology and natural history of the peregrine, as well as anecdotes about its traditional and widespread use in falconry as an aggressive yet tractable hunter, to offer a broad portrait of this splendid and intriguing falcon.
Category: Nature

Peregrine Falcon

Author : Josh Plattner
ISBN : 9781629698724
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Check out the fabulous Peregrine Falcon! Kids will find out about its superpower and how it is the Master of Speed. They will also learn how it builds a nest and raises babies and discover how it helps humans. Readers can decide for themselves what kind of superhero a peregrine falcon could be! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Derek Ratcliffe
ISBN : 9781408136836
Genre : Nature
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The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson
Category: Nature

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Carl R. Green
ISBN : 0896862712
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of this small bird of prey and briefly examines the sport of falconry.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Peregrine Falcon

Author : Natalie Lunis
ISBN : 9781936087938
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the anatomical features that make the peregrine falcon the fastest animal in the world, includes fascinating facts about its habits and behavior, and compares its speed to that of other animals.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction