Kansas City, Mo. – Peregrine falcons are nearing the end of another successful nesting season in the Kansas-City area. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists, with the aid of USDA Wildlife Services, recently banded 13 chicks (seven males and six females) hatched and reared at four nests. The identification bands will aid in tracking the falcons' movements and survival.
"All chicks appeared to be extremely healthy and vigorous," said Joe DeBold, MDC urban wildlife biologist. "Fledging should take place in the next three weeks."