Prairie falcons nest on an artificial ledge

  • Published source details Boyce Jr D.A., Fisher L., Lehman W.E., Hipp B. & Peterson J. (1980) Prairie falcons nest on an artificial ledge. Raptor Research, 14, 46-50.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

    A small study in a pine forest in California, USA (Boyce et al. 1980), found that a pair of prairie falcons Falco mexicanus successfully used a nesting ledge installed on a nesting cliff in autumn 1978. Four eggs were laid on the artificial ledge in 1979 and two chicks hatched and fledged. The platform was made of steel, with rock added to it to encourage use and was held in place by expansion bolts.


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