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Status of the Prairie Falcon in the Chilcotin-Cariboo Region - British Columbia Hooper, T.D.
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Abstract: The Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) is currently on the BC Environment Red List as a candidate for designation as Threatened or Endangered due to low numbers, historic extirpation of some populations, and a restricted distribution of current populations (Harper et al. 1994). The Prairie Falcon is a rare and local breeding summer visitant in the Chilcotin-Cariboo Region of British Columbia. Steep escarpments and rocky cliffs associated with large, dry grasslands or sagebrush steppes are characteristic of its breeding habitat. Nest sites are often near water. Ground surveys made during the 1995 breeding season (May through July), suggest that at least three pairs of Prairie Falcons currently breed in the region. None of the known nesting sites is officially protected. Management recommendations for this species include monitoring, and, if necessary, restricting human activity around nest sites, implementing education programs for private landowners, and monitoring the use of agricultural pesticides, the rate o
 
Hooper, T.D.. 1997. Status of the Prairie Falcon in the Chilcotin-Cariboo Region - British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR85
 
Topic: Species status
Keywords: prairie falcon, falco mexicanus, species, status, report
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Falco mexicanus
ISBN: 0-7726-3177-8 English Name: Prairie Falcon
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