The Peregrine Falcon is one of the fastest and most thrilling birds of prey on the planet earth. This remarkable bird has long been known for its speed, grace, and stunning aerial skills. The recovery of the Peregrine Falcon from the brink of breeding extinction in the United States is a remarkable story of extraordinary teamwork.  By carefully observing, monitoring, and photo-documenting this pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons in Lawrence, MA, I’m contributing to the body of knowledge about the daily behavior of these birds.  Peregrine Falcons are listed as an endangered species in the state of Massachusetts.



About Peregrine Falcons

History of Peregrines in Massachusetts

Fact sheet (US Fish & Wildlife)

Fact sheet (Mass. Wildlife)

Fact sheet (Peregrine Fund)

Fact sheet (Defenders of Wildlife)

Falcon resources (peregrine fund)

Frequently Asked Questions (US Fish & Wildlife)

Frequently Asked questions (Peregrine Watch)

Monitoring Plan for peregrine Falcon: A Species Recovered

Monitoring Results for Breeding American Peregrine Falcons

Falcon experts in the U.S.

Endangered Species and monitoring guidelines

US Fish & Wildlife Endangered Species Basics

Endangered Species Recovery Program

Mass. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Mass. Conservation Success Stories

North American Bird Monitoring Projects Database

Northeast Bird Monitoring Handbook

Sample Monitoring Form

Nestbox news

Breeding season timeline

Observing breeding behavior

Behavior in and around the nest

Observing breeding, migration, & wintering

US Fish & Wildlife Service (monitoring plan)

National Park Service (protocol and procedures)

Peregrine Falcon Cams

Lawrence Cam


New York City

Lawrence, MA

Groundwork Lawrence

Green Team Lawrence

Ground Work & Mass Audubon

Ayer Mill Clock Tower, Lawrence, MA

Rare species in Lawrence, MA

Lawrence City Overview


Lawrence Peregrines

Code of Ethics: Birding & Bird Photography

For teachers & students

Peregrine Watch at Travelers Tower


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