Tag: Peregrine Falcon
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July 11, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript It was a small hole on the side of a cliff, viewable from just the right spot on a two-lane road in a far corner of North Carolina’s Transylvania County – amazing that anyone had ever seen it at all, must less recognized its significance. The only telltale markings at the sight were a pair of white streaks down the cliff face, one streaming down from the tiny cave, the other streaming down from a perch above the cave. Learn more...
May 1, 2009 | 1 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. 2009 marks the 10-year anniversary of the removal of the peregrine falcon, the world’s fastest bird, from the national threatened and endangered species list. Key players in the falcon’s continued success are rock climbers. In the Southern Appalachians, peregrines nest on the high, broad cliff faces that are also popular with climbers. However, disturbance during nesting season can cause adult falcons to abandon a nest or spook young birds out of the nest before they can fly, essentially plummeting to their death. Learn more...