Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest

Songs From On High: Peregrine Falcons

digital depiction of a bird with an eye in the center and sky above
a raptor in flight with blue sky above
Peregrine falcon in flight by Dena’ina Athabascan designer Sebastian Garber. 📷 Michael Todd/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
bird of prey perched on a branch and quartered away
A peregrine falcon. Note the distinguishing sideburns. 📷 Kyle Tansley/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
bird of prey standing on a dead seagull
Peregrine falcons are able to reach speeds 175mph+ in a dive and hunt other birds on the wing or by flushing them up from the ground.They feed primarily on other birds, such as songbirds, shorebirds, ducks, and — in urban areas — starlings and pigeons. 📷 Dorian Anderson/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Fran Mauer with a peregrine falcon chick on the bluffs of Arctic Refuge’s Porcupine River.

kak, creak, wail and chitter

brown bird of prey with spotted tan chest perched on a branch
📷 Kyle Tansley/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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