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2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-02-14 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The falcons typically renew their pair-bond around Valentine's Day. Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons' activities while streaming the footage live on the internet to viewers around...

Rain Is Proving Deadly For Young Peregrine Falcons In Canada's Arctic
2013-12-03 16:36:09

University of Alberta A University of Alberta study recently published in Oecologia has found that an increase in the frequency of heavy rain brought on by warmer summer temperatures is posing a threat not seen in this species since before pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in Canada in 1970. The study is among the first to directly link rainfall to survival of wild birds in Canada. A nestbox experiment at the heart of a study co-authored by U of A researcher Alastair Franke...

2013-06-20 12:21:43

FARGO, N.D., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fargo's peregrine falcons are nesting again atop the Bank of the West building downtown. This year Miracle and her new mate are raising four youngsters, which are now a month old. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/MM90603LOGO) On Friday, June 21, the eyeasses (falcon chicks) will be banded in the sixth floor conference room of the Bank of the West building, 520 Main Ave., Fargo. Audubon Dakota and Bank of the West will host the...

2013-04-30 12:22:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on its draft peregrine falcon management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Peregrine Falcon Management Plan" icon on the homepage. Public comments on the peregrine management plan will be accepted until May 29 through the website; an email address - peregrinecomments@pa.gov; or by U.S. Mail to: Peregrine Falcon...

2013-04-25 12:23:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 21. The 1 to 2 p.m. banding will be in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This event is a unique chance for all of us to see firsthand wildlife management...

Researchers Publish Saker And Peregrine Falcon Genome Sequences
2013-03-25 19:16:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from several institutions have published the genome sequences of the peregrine and saker falcons, opening up a flood of data about the evolution of the predatory birds. Peregrine and saker falcons are a unique bird species with superb skills at hunting, but recently they have been listed as endangered due to rapid population declines caused by a wide range of factors. The peregrine falcon is the fastest member of...

2012-08-23 06:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's peregrine falcons had another successful nesting season in 2012, according to Dr. F. Arthur McMorris, Pennsylvania Game Commission peregrine falcon program coordinator. "We confirmed 32 pairs of falcons nesting across the Commonwealth, and 22 of them bred successfully, raising 62 young falcons," Dr. McMorris said. "Also, we banded 42 of the young falcons in an ongoing effort to assist the recovery of the population....

2012-05-25 06:20:40

AKRON, Ohio, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight peregrine falcon chicks hatched at FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland, Ohio, and Eastlake Plant in Eastlake, Ohio, recently received identification tags and names from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), with three of the chicks sporting names suggested by members of the public via Twitter. Of the more than 60 names tweeted to @FirstEnergyCorp, the names Skype and Amp were selected for the males...

2012-05-09 10:22:25

AKRON, Ohio, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bird lovers are invited to use Twitter to help name eight peregrine falcon chicks hatched at FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland, Ohio, and Eastlake Plant in Eastlake, Ohio. Tweet your best falcon name ideas to @FirstEnergyCorp and include the hashtag #fefalcons by noon on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Company representatives will review public submissions as well as suggestions from FirstEnergy employees. The best names will be...