Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon.

This is one of Canada’s most well known species at risk, owing to almost 50 years of public attention and conservation efforts.

 

The Peregrine Falcon is a crow-sized bird with a slate blue back and a cream-coloured chest covered in dark markings. Peregrine Falcons have pointed wings that span about one metre, a narrow tail and adults have a prominent black "moustache." The dark feathers on the falcon’s head make the bird look like it’s wearing a helmet. Another distinguishing feature of this falcon is its bright yellow feet and legs.

 

Recovery Strategy

 

A Recovery Strategy for Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Ontario was prepared by the Ontario Peregrine Falcon Recovery Team and is provided below.

 

 

Government Response Statement

 

A Government Response Statement to the Recovery Strategy for Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Ontario has been prepared by the Government of Ontario and is provided below.