Wild-reared aplomado falcons survive and recruit athigher rates than hacked falcons in a common environment

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) Science Article 3

abstract

The northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis) has been the subject of a large-scale reintroduction effort conducted by The Peregrine Fund since 1993. Intensive monitoring during 2002-2004 revealed approximately 38 breeding pairs and numerous non-territorial individuals in two study areas centered on Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Laguna Atascosa NWR. Continued releases (

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