The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Peregrine Biology

Scientific Classification and Species Names
Origin of the peregrine's scientific and common name; history of the North American subspecies' names

Conservation issues
Population decline and recovery; peregrines and humans through history


Peregrine features; voice; size; flight characteristics; similar species

Natural history
Courtship; nesting; eggs; incubation; chicks; fledging; longevity; mortality; hunting


Range; migration; wintering grounds; breeding territories - wild and urban

Definitions and examples of the use of words used by falconers and conservations, many of which are used throughout the CPF website.


Suggested reading for those interested in additional information on peregrines

Canadian Peregrine Foundation