When doing some research for a presentation on cavity nesting birds of Northern California, I came upon a reference titled “Cavity Nesting Birds of North American Forests.”  The book listed the Peregrine Falcon as a cavity nester which I thought was curious. It reads “Although the peregrine falcon is currently considered a cliff-nester, records indicate that it once nested in tree cavities. The peregrine still uses cavities in broken-off trunks in Europe, but the hole-nesting population of America apparently disappeared with the felling of the great trees on which they depended.”

My presentation consisted of several photographs of cavity nesting birds as well as videos, some mine, some from the internet. To make a long story short, I found the above video which I thought would be interesting to most birders since I had never seen or heard of Peregrine Falcon behavior like this. My audience was surprised as was I. I hope you enjoy it.

Written by Larry
Larry Jordan was introduced to birding after moving to northern California where he was overwhelmed by the local wildlife, forcing him to buy his first field guide just to be able to identify all the species visiting his yard. Building birdhouses and putting up feeders brought the avian fauna even closer and he was hooked. Larry wanted to share his passion for birds and conservation and hatched The Birder's Report in September of 2007. His recent focus is on bringing the Western Burrowing Owl back to life in California where he also monitors several bluebird trails. He is a BirdLife Species Champion and contributes to several other conservation efforts, being the webmaster for Wintu Audubon Society and the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Urban Bird Foundation. He is now co-founder of a movement to create a new revenue stream for our National Wildlife Refuges with a Wildlife Conservation Pass.