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Please note: Many of our events are gathered from other city organizations like the Palace Theatre who generously share their information with us. While we do our best to portray accurate information, it is always advised when planning around one of these events, that you verify times and dates with the hosting party.
Resilient Raptors: The Unparalleled Peregrine Falcon
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:00 PM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Location: Main Library

Join the Manchester City Library and the New Hampshire Audubon for a program series on Peregrine Falcons! This All-Ages program is ideal for anyone interested in falcons, and Manchester's own nesting pair. Join via Zoom on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM, March 1 & 15, April 19, May 17, and June 21!

This five-part virtual series is designed to engage, excite, and invite audience members into the diverse and fascinating world of Peregrine Falcons. Each hour-long presentation will cover a range of topics from raptor biology and general birding tips to courtship displays, chick development, banding, fledging, and more!

Presentations will be monthly beginning in March and running through June. With cameras livestreaming a nesting site in Manchester, program participants can independently monitor a pair of Peregrines from dusk to dawn throughout the duration of the program!

Peregrine Falcons across North America were decimated by DDT, an environmental contaminant that impacted egg hatchability, beginning in the 1940s. By the 1970s these raptors were rarely seen and no longer breeding in New England and were placed on state and federal endangered species lists. Recovery programs in NH began in the mid-1970s. Since the mid-1980s NH Audubon has coordinated NH restoration efforts and participated in regional falcon conservation initiatives. Through active monitoring and management, NH Audubon has played a pivotal role in increasing the Peregrine Falcon population in the state from one breeding pair in 1981 to 25 pairs in 2018. This project includes further monitoring and management to ensure the population's full recovery in New Hampshire.

Banding, Fledging, Flying

This final program recaps the banding procedure of the resident falcon chicks while discussing the integral role longitudinal wildlife monitoring plays in research and conservation. From butterflies to bald eagles, metal bands and digital tags allow us to track populations and recognize patterns over the lifespan of various bird species.

This webinar will conclude with ample time for questions and discussion and will present opportunities for interested folks to get involved in the amazing world of citizen science!

Materials to accompany this webinar can be found at the Concord Public Library, the Manchester City Library, and the NH Audubon's Massabesic Center.

Follow along as we monitor the Manchester Peregrine Falcon pair at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_qbNgZF3E

For more events from the NH Audubon, visit their events calendar! https://www.nhaudubon.org/events/

For questions, call Susan Harmon at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Register Here!