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New Hampshire Peregrine Falcon Recovery Turns 40!

(by Chris Martin)

New Hampshire’s Peregrine Falcon breeding population continues its very gradual rebound. Spring 2020 marked the 40th consecutive year of Peregrine Falcon breeding season monitoring and management in the state. NH Audubon staff and volunteers confirmed 24 territorial pairs in 2020. Read about the results, highlights from the season, and a new Peregrine Falcon Education Initiative.

Chris Martin releasing one of the Peregrine Falcon fledglings from the I-293 bridge after being rehabilitated. Photo by Grace Preston, 6-16-20.


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