The Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) is a rare raptor that occurs in the dry interior parts of southern British Columbia. Recent surveys for nesting Prairie Falcons in British Columbia found 11 active aeries. Considering the number of known active aeries, the extent of suitable habitat, and the records of Prairie Falcons in areas where aeries have not been found, it is estimated that a total of about 20 pairs occur in the province. Populations are likely at, or near, historic lows. Most of the breeding habitat in the Okanagan Valley, and lesser, but significant amounts in the Thompson and Nicola valleys have been lost, alienated or fragmented in recent decades.
Cooper, J.M., Beauchesne, S.M.. 2004. Status of the Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) in British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Species Status Report. B116
Topic: Species status
Keywords: Prairie Falcon, British Columbia, conservation status, Falco mexicanus, red list, endangered species, habitat, wildlife management
Scientific Name: Falco mexicanus
English Name: Prairie Falcon
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