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The remarkable return of the Peregrine Falcon - a conversation with Dr. Gordon Court

Written by Michael Short
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Peregrines are returning to their traditional nesting sites across Alberta. If you happen to be on the Pembina River keep your eyes up, you might catch a nesting site or a Peregrine circling high above the cliffs. Peregrines are returning to their traditional nesting sites across Alberta. If you happen to be on the Pembina River keep your eyes up, you might catch a nesting site or a Peregrine circling high above the cliffs. Michael Short, Let's Go Outdoors

Historically Alberta has been home to about 115 Peregrines. Then when pesticides were introduced, those numbers crashed, and by the 1970s, just one pair of Peregrines remained. I talk with Dr. Gordon Court about a triumphant return of the Peregrine Falcon in this story.


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