Reports, Papers & Videos
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.
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.