Monthly Meeting of Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
WHAT: Peregrine Falcons in the Midwest: Celebrating Success…Continuing the Work – Jackie Fallon
Jackie is the Minnesota State coordinator for peregrine falcons and the Vice-Chair of Field Operations for the Midwest Peregrine Society. Since 1988, Jackie has been involved with the peregrine recovery program, where she had a “one on one” with a peregrine falcon named Maverick. Since then, she has assisted the project with field observations throughout the Midwest, most often in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. In 2005, Jackie was asked to assume primary responsibilities for the Minnesota peregrine falcon monitoring and management program, and continues to coordinate all aspects of peregrine recovery and field work at over 50 nesting territories in the state. She has a BS in biology and Animal Behavior from Cornell College, and currently is employed at the Lake Superior Zoo,, where she focuses on recovery programs for endangered species.
Jackie will be giving us an in-depth look at the history of peregrine falcons. From their decline in the mid 1900’s, through their restoration in the eastern portion of the US, and more specifically in the Midwest, and into their recovery and de-listing and the challenges that the species face in the 21st Century. The peregrine story is one to be celebrated, and a reminder of our past and what we need to do for many other species.
Jackie will also bring several live falcons in addition to a presentation, so don’t forget to bring your camera.
****Bird / Wildlife Art Sale:
Van Gooch, a local photographer and Prairie Lakes Audubon member, has donated 8 bird and wildlife photographs. Most are framed and will be available to purchase at this meeting. They capture a unique aspect of nature that you will want to have in your home. All proceeds from the sale of these photographs will go to the Chapter. We thank Van and Sue for their generous gift to the Chapter in this way.
There is no cost to attend this program.
7:00 Welcome, Announcements and Bird Sightings
7:20 Program presentation
8:20 Visiting time with the people who came and wrap-up the meeting.
WHERE: Alexandria Senior & Community Center, 414 Hawthorne St, Alexandria
TIME: 7:00 pm
ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter is the local Chapter of National Audubon Society for ANYONE interested in birds and nature within a 50 mile radius (flexible) of Alexandria. We have casual formal meetings monthly and at least one birding field trip each month. Please come and support the Chapter and get to meet fellow birders.