Conserving the Nature of America
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Creating A Rapport with Raptors
USFWS tips for co-existing with urban birds of prey

June 21, 2017

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An American kestrel rests on a plant at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Robert Burton, USFWS.

An American kestrel rests on a plant at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Robert Burton, USFWS.

Summer is here and with it comes an increased chance of encountering an urban raptor.  While these winged predators are present year round in this region, it is only for a brief period each year when conflicts tend to arise. Here in the Southwest Region, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes through education and better understanding, we can learn to coexist with these ecologically important birds of prey. 

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