Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge - TX

Scientists for The Peregrine Fund have located a natural nest in use by a pair of Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis) at the refuge, in a yucca. These birds have primarily been using the artificial nest boxes provided for them which have a cover to prevent predation by great horned owls. So far all looks good with these nestlings. This species was once extirpated from much of their range in the SW United States, but is once again doing well because of conservation efforts.

photo credit: Larry Ditto (x)

  1. sleepyheathen reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  2. tyrannosaurslair reblogged this from dinodorks
  3. allhailrowling reblogged this from dendroica
  4. faigelable reblogged this from cacajao
  5. kamikazesopp reblogged this from akainv
  6. ymmvor reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  7. straightmaxin reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  8. primalux reblogged this from dendroica
  9. dotarara reblogged this from dendroica
  10. sciencerely reblogged this from dendroica
  11. crowmurderer reblogged this from dendroica
  12. dendroica reblogged this from bethjpalik
  13. cacajao reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  14. anyconureyoulike reblogged this from thalassarche
  15. jimtheviking reblogged this from thalassarche
  16. thalassarche reblogged this from jackfuckingmccoy
  17. jackfuckingmccoy reblogged this from birdsarebetterthansnakes
  18. sadpearonmars reblogged this from dailydoseoftexas
  19. skidar reblogged this from shrikestrike
  20. naomifaithray reblogged this from toaradical
  21. shrikestrike reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  22. noiseymuse reblogged this from shwag