Newsletters, Reports, Papers & Videos

Newsletters

Keep up to date with the latest news and events!

Banding Summaries

Banding summaries contain information about the falcons we banded and an overview of annual events.

Mississippi River Hack Site Reports and Related Papers

In the mid-1990’s, Bob Anderson launched a project to return peregrine falcons to the cliffs of the Mississippi River. Releases or hacks took place in Bluffton, Iowa in 1997 and at Hanging Rock at Effigy Mounds National Monument near McGregor, Iowa in 1998 and 1999. These papers discuss his cliff work and the theories that underpinned it.

Heavy Metals in Utility Nesting Peregrine Falcons

The Raptor Resource Project and Xcel Energy worked with the Electric Power Research Institute to establish whether peregrine falcons nesting at fossil fuel plants were accumulating levels of heavy metals hazardous to their physical or reproductive health.Based on the results of the three year study, peregrine falcons at fossil fuel burning utility sites do not appear to be at risk for significantly increased exposure to heavy metals when compared with nuclear, urban, and arctic peregrines.

Trends and Observations

We wanted to share trends and behaviors we’ve noticed while working with falcons for over two decades. While the species has fully recovered, much yet remains to be learned about them and the ways they will respond to a rapidly changing world.