Restoring the Peregrine Falcons to West Virginia
Peregrine falcon populations,
still not expanded into the full range of their native haunts. Three
Rivers Avian Center, the WV
Department of Natural Resources, the National
Park Service -
New River Gorge and the Center for Conservation Biology
in this effort to re-establish these birds to Southern Appalachia.
with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and State Wildlife Biologists
from Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, young
peregrines are taken
from dangerous nesting sites in each state and brought to the New River
Gorge near Fayetteville and Beckley, West Virginia. From 2006 through
2011, 120 Peregrines were raised and released into the New River Gorge .
Reports on File
This link goes to the New River Gorge National River website page for
the Peregrine Restoration Project year 2007. It contains
information concerning the satellite transmitters used to track 6 of
birds that year as well as maps illustrating those Peregrines' travels
around the country. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the
report for that year is unavailable.