FOR CHICAGO AREA ONLY – INFORMATION IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: If you find a peregrine on the ground, Mary Hennen has put up some emergency contact numbers for the Chicago region. You can find some good information about what to do and the numbers HERE.
For those of you not from the Chicago region, the information on what to do when you find a downed peregrine is still valuable, even if the numbers are not. It is highly probable your own area has monitors. My suggestion would be to try wildlife rescue organizations or rehabbers, Animal Control and/or any zoo or natural history museum type place in the area.
LINKS TO PEREGRINE INFORMATION
- Expeditions at the Field Museum – Mary Hennen – The group I work with.
- The Encyclopedia of Life Peregrine Falcon entry. Some of my pictures are up there and Mary Hennen wrote the text!
- The Evanston Peregrine Falcon Watch – A Yahoo group peregrine monitor Deborah started in 2009, so if you are in the Evanston, IL area, join up and share your stories!
- Midwest Peregrine Falcons – A Flickr group I started a year or so ago that has yielded some fantastic pictures and some great legband info!
- Midwest Peregrine Society Restoration Project
- The Canadian Peregrine Foundation
- Macomb Audubon’s Peregrine Falcon Page
- Ohio DNR Peregrine Falcon Page
- SOAR: Save Our American Raptors, Inc. (Illinois) – (from their web page) “SOAR is a non profit organization dedicated to the welfare of our native birds-of-prey; founded in 1989 and incorporated in Illinois by George and Bernadette Richter – licensed Master falconers, rehabilitators, falcon breeders, raptor banders, and educators with decades of hands-on experience and knowledge.”
LINKS TO OTHER FALCON JOURNALS
- Evanston Library – (Illinois) The Evanston falcons have their own Facebook page.
- Columbus Peregrine Falcon Blog – (Ohio) A falcon nest on the Rhodes State Office Tower.
- Indianapolis Falcon Blog – (Indiana) A falcon nest on the Market Tower building.
- Macomb County Peregrine Falcons – (Michigan) A falcon nest on the Macomb County Building
- Rochester Falcon Blog – (New York) Mostly a falcon nest on the Kodak Building, but also lots of other birding info. This is, by far, my favorite journal to read. Not only does Jim have a great sense of humor, but he manages to capture spectacular moments with his camera. This one just can NOT be missed.
LINKS TO FALCON WEBCAMS
- Chicago, South Michigan Avenue Falcon Cam – (Illinois) At 1130 South Michigan Avenue.
- Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Falcon Cam – (Illinois) On University Hall at UIC.
- Evanston Library Nest Camera – (Illinois) On the Evanston Library.
- Savanna Nest Cam – (Illinois) on a grain silo in Savanna.
- Waukegan Nest Cam – (Illinois) At the Midwest Generation Power Plant.
- Jackson County Tower Building Nest Cam – (Michigan) 2008 Wacker chick Big Red’s nest in Jackson, Michigan.
- UW Oshkosh Peregrine Falcon Cam – (Wisconsin) 2009 Evanston chick Deborah’s nest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- Boswell Nest Cam – (Grand Rapids, Minnesota) On a smokestack at Minnesota Power’s Boswell Energy Center
- Indianapolis Nest Cam – (Indiana) On the Market Tower building downtown.
- University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-BioSci – (Wisconsin) They also have a neat page about the birds.
- Rochester Nest Cam – (New York) On the Kodak Building.
- Xcel Energy Blackdog Plant – (Eagan, Minnesota)
- Xcel Energy Sherco Plant – (Becker, Minnesota)
- List of Cams – This is a really nice list of falcon cams!
- Victoria Wald’s Blog: Hyde Park monitor’s blog about falcons, Yellowstone and other musings.