Peregrine Falcon #19-0940 update

After spending several weeks at Wildbunch Wildlife Refuge, Peregrine Falcon #19-0940 has shown excellent improvement in physical strength and stamina and is flying very well. Their team of permitted wildlife rehabilitators reported that the falcon was able to complete more than 30 passes within the specialized circular flight pen, and on September 1 the bird was re-admitted to the Wildlife Center in preparation for its release!

During the next few days, Dr. Ernesto will coordinate with State wildlife officials to identify a suitable release site for the bird. Wildlife Center staff plan to return the young falcon to the wild as soon as possible -- keeping in mind the potential for severe weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Dorian.