Photo Credits: Carlos Delgado

Photo Credits: Carlos Delgado

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

The Peregrine Falcon is the largest falcon in North America and can be found on every continent besides Antarctica. They are most commonly found on cliffsides near open areas. Their diet consists mostly of other birds, but also includes small mammals and stolen prey such as fish. Peregrine Falcons have a wingspan of 3.3-3.6 ft. and weigh 1.2-3.5 lbs. Their call is a “kak-kak-kak.” They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare