Banded Peregrine Falcon Update

I promised an update if I gained any information after reporting the banded Peregrine Falcon I encountered at Bogles Wharf, Eastern Neck NWR, in Rock Hall, Maryland, back in November 2022 (previous post here with all photos).


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Peregrine Falcon (female)


I received an email response with the below certificate on January 10, 2023.  The falcon was a female banded May 2022 in Westborough, Massachusetts, before she fledged.  As a straight shot, she was about 375 miles from her birth home.  Check out her banding data below!



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“See my bands?”


She was gorgeous, all fluffed-up in the chilly wind that day.  I loved when she changed her stance to alert, showing the powerful falcon she is growing to be.


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Don’t mess with this fierce gal!


Do any of you Massachusetts friends and followers live near our gal’s original location??  I’d love to know!

For further information on reporting banded birds you may encounter, please read my email’s following excerpt.  And please do not hesitate to report any banded bird info and photos.  They do not necessarily need all the data on the bands, sometimes colors and a few number/letters still works miracles in identifying!


The North American Bird Banding Program

Bird banding is important for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds. About 60 million birds representing hundreds of species have been banded in North America since 1904. About 4 million bands have been recovered and reported.

Data from banded birds are used in monitoring populations, setting hunting regulations, restoring endangered species, studying effects of environmental contaminants, and addressing such issues as Avian Influenza, bird hazards at airports, and crop depredations. Results from banding studies support national and international bird conservation programs such as Partners in Flight, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and Wetlands for the Americas.

The North American Bird Banding Program is under the general direction of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Cooperators include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexico’s National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity and Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources; other federal, state and provincial conservation agencies; universities; amateur ornithologists; bird observatories; nature centers; nongovernmental organizations such as Ducks Unlimited and the National Audubon Society; environmental consulting firms and other private sector businesses. However, the most important partner in this cooperative venture is you, the person who voluntarily reported a recovered band. Thank you for your help.

U.S. Geological Survey
Canadian Wildlife Service

Please Report Bands at

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