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Workshop: Ranges, Movements, & Migration of Peregrine Falcons in Plumas County, CA

$12 Adult; $5 Youth

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop is at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Description

During the first half of the 20th century, the Peregrine Falcon became endangered because of widespread use of pesticides. However, since the ban of DDT in the early 1970ís and through massive conservation, the Peregrine has rebounded, adapted to many human-altered landscapes, and become a success story of the Endangered Species Act. In this presentation, we will summarize our on-going research of Peregrine Falcons in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and provide details related to population status, movement ecology, foraging, site fidelity, and other behaviors.

Presenter

Colin Dillingham

Colin has been an active birder and raptor enthusiast for 32 years. His first work was with Peregrine Falcon cross-fostering work for Alturas Bureau of Land Management in 1987 as a volunteer and has been active with monitoring Peregrine Falcons in California and Oregon ever since. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service - first in Brookings and Gold Beach, Oregon from 1988 - 2001 and then on the Plumas National Forest from 2001 to present. Colin has birded extensively around the world. His favorite local birds are the Peregrine Falcon and Pileated Woodpecker.

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