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Falcon Comeback

OPB | Nov. 11, 2010 12:30 p.m.

In 1970 experts couldn’t find a single peregrine falcon in Oregon. 40 years later they are off the endangered species list thanks partly to a large number of nests right in the city of Portland, many on the largest, noisiest bridges. The falcons still face threats from intentional illegal hunting. The Audubon Society of Portland tracks and bands chicks born each year.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Vince Patton
Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Videographers: Todd Sonflieth, Nicholas Fisher, Michael Bendixen, Tom Shrider

More Information
Audubon
Portland Falcon Facts
Fremont Bridge Falcons
American Peregrine Falcon Profile

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