Long-term Raptor Monitoring on the Washington Coast


We document raptor use of Washington beaches using a four-wheel-drive vehicle to cover ground. For this research, we attempt to capture and band Peregrine Falcons and, on occasion, other raptors observed along the way. Since 1995 when the project started, we have captured and banded nearly 200 peregrine falcons. Over the years, dozens of research reports have been submitted to permitting agencies and several scientific papers have been published.

In addition, presentations have been made at wildlife conferences and to to school groups, civic groups and other organizations.