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Banner Year for Peregrine Falcon Chicks

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DNR wildlife biologists say it was a banner year for banding peregrine falcon chicks in Indiana -- 44, topping the previous high mark of 38 last year.  Most of the young falcons are banded with leg identification tags to help monitor their movements and survival. Some leave the nest before they can be reached. Nesting sites in the Region, including East Chicago, Whiting, and Michigan City were among those with the most bandings. Baby peregrines were also banded in Gary and Porter County.
A half century ago, biologists say habitat loss and pesticides put peregrine falcons in peril of surviving as a species. By 1965, western populations had declined by 90 percent with not a single peregrine falcon nesting east of the Mississippi River.
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