breeding peregrine falcon

Subject: breeding peregrine falcon
From: "Regan Scheuber" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 17:25:12 +1000
Hi everyone,

Around September last year, I discovered a pair of breeding Peregrine Falcons at an 'abandoned' (no longer used) quarry in Toowoomba, south-eastern Queensland. This is the only known breeding site of Peregrine Falcons within Toowoomba and last year, all three chicks fledged successfully. The falcons have probably used this site in previous years as well. However, now the Council have decided to build an 'International Garden' there, which is to be a major tourist attraction for the city. Obviously, this will involve a lot of heavy machinery and disturbance to the falcons during the development (they also live at the site during the year). The construction of the gardens will probably begin fairly shortly, and I'm not sure whether the Council should be made aware of the Peregrine Falcon breeding site or not. The Peregrines may either continue to breed despite the interference or relocate and find another breeding site. Therefore, it is probably not a great issue, but I would still love to hear others thoughts on the matter.

From Regan.

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