Peregrine Falcon

Pat Kennedy

Latin name: Falco peregrinus

In June 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published an Advance Notice of an Intent to remove the peregrine falcon from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife. A majority of members concluded that populations in the Alaska, Pacific, Rocky Mountain Southwest, and Canadian recovery regions are not at risk of becoming endangered in the immediate future because numeric population recovery goals had been attained and, therefore, should be removed from the list of federally threatened and endangered wildlife. A majority of members regarded breeding peregrine falcons in the Eastern Recovery Region as less secure and recommended that the population in the eastern United States be down-listed but not de-listed until numeric goals for numbers of nesting pairs are met.

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Review of the Proposal to De-List the American Peregrine Falcon

Dynamics of a recovering Arctic bird population: the importance of climate, density dependence, and site quality