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2015-10-06. Bird Men—Thanks for falconers, endangered peregrines are flourishing in Midwestern cities.

posted Oct 8, 2015, 3:23 PM by Alan Gould
By Susan Cosier, OnEarth, NRDC. For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 6. Excerpt: In inner-city Chicago, a motley crew has been working tirelessly to put killers back on the streets—or rather, above the streets. I speak of peregrine falcons, a bird virtually wiped out of the Midwest a half-century ago by pesticide poisoning. The crew’s efforts are paying off big time. Today, the fierce, speedy predators dive in the canyons formed by the city’s skyscrapers, their screeches reverberating off the building’s walls....  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/peregrine-falcon-recovery-urban-illinois