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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds, dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular swoop. They were virtually eradicated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century. After significant recovery efforts, Peregrine Falcon has made an incredible rebound and is now a regular sight in many large cities and coastal habitats. As you make your drive along SH 361, keep an eye out for a Peregrine Falcon.

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