Saturday, November 15, 2008


Research Paper Proposal

Predation of Peregrine Falcon

People around the world love the Peregrine falcon. The public interest in peregrine falcon motivated me to identify this bird in his unknown world. “Peregrine falcons are the fastest flying birds in the world-they are able to dive at 200 miles per hour”(peregrine falcon, n.d, pare). These birds have many challenges in their lives; after almost becoming extinct, the government of the United States began to protect them and their nests “They use a technique called hacking, where 30 day-old birds are placed in hack boxes on cliffs or tall buildings. The box protects the young birds from the weather and predators” (The Peregrine Falcon, n.d. pare 8).

However, while they brought back to the life, and they increased in their population, they came to threaten the lives of other birds. As the author of American Peregrine Falcon (n.d. pare. 6).states, “The increasing population of peregrines has presented new risks to other endangered or sensitive birds such as California Least terns and Marbled Murrelets.” The new conflict might be started again among agencies, because the Migratory Birds Treaty Act, which “prohibits the taking, killing, possession, transportation, and importation of migratory birds, their eggs, parts, and nests except when specifically authorized by the Interior Department.” besides other organizations that spent many years to protect falcons. On the other hand, there are other government’s agencies that aim to protect other birds from the threat of falcon. “Monitors of such species must assess the threat peregrine pose and recommend actions, such as harassment or life – capture and relocation of individual peregrines” (American Peregrine Falcon, n.d, pare. 8). In fact, falcons face other problems from people who breed pet birds also.

In my paper,Iamgoing to discuss these problems because the falcons will be facing many problems, and might threaten other birds’ lives, or force them to migrate far away. To protect this kind of birds we must be careful because it is not pet birds, therefore, if we want to change their habitats, for example we should take the eggs and establish new falconry to make all the birds live in safety places. Moreover, we should prohibit any kind of the genocide, like poisoning or shooting the falcons to protect other birds!

Finally,I have found many articles that talk about these problems and give many examples that describe the threat of falcons and other advantages of increasing their number in the environment; in addition, I will try to find more solutions of this problem in other articles as much as I can.


American peregrine falcon, (falco peregrinous anatum). (n.d.). Retrieved November 2, 2008 from http:// wild/species/amperegrine/

Cone, M. 2008, May 9). A new toxic threat to bird of prey; The state’s peregrine falcons, once victims of DDT, again face a deadly contaminant: flame-retardants. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Lexis Nexis database.

Hoffman,c.(1999, August 20).The peregrine falcon is back! Babbitt announces removal of world’s fastest bird from endangered species list. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 27, 2008, from 1999/ 9955.htm.

Peregrine falcon, a success story, (n. d.).Chesapeake Bay Field Office, U.S.Fish& Wildlife science. Retrieved October 27, 2008, from http://

Peregrine Falcon (n.d.). Defenders of Wildlife.Retrieved October 25,2008,from

The Peregrine falcon [falco pergrinus],( n.d.). Retrieved November 04, 2008,from

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