Threats to peregrines
Peregrine falcons, although wonderfully powerful raptors are vulnerable. In particular, they are vulnerable in their nest sites when they are breeding and can desert nests if they are deliberately or accidentally disturbed.
Peregrine falcons have opportunistically used tall man-made structures in cities to nest on and hunt from. These sites may be lost through development, or disturbance caused by regular or episodic maintenance work to these structures. People for Peregrines, acts to help reduce conflicts between development and maintenance of structures and the needs of the birds.
Many birds also nest in used or disused quarries. These sites tend to be more vulnerable to disturbance and deliberate persecution. We are also involved in active protection programes on a number of sites to prevent this. Please contact us if you would like to support our work or need help protecting a site near you.
The video and article below, shows some of the threats facing peregrines:
Photo credit Georges Lignier & Cuatrok77
by Dr. S. Bodnar