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World Center for Birds of Prey highlights Gyrfalcon research at Second Saturday Conservation Series

OISE, Idaho – Bryce Robinson, a graduate student at Boise State University, will discuss his work with The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project at the Second Saturday Conservation series on February 14.

The talk will be at 3 p.m. at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

The Gyrfalcon faces an uncertain future in the Arctic, where climate change is causing habitat loss, novel weather patterns, and changes in timing of key events that affect the Gyrfalcon and its prey. The Peregrine Fund launched a project in 2011 to study the issue and determine possible strategies to conserve the Gyrfalcon and other animals that depend on the fragile Arctic ecosystem.

Robinson will discuss his first field season in Alaska and show photographs from cameras he installed at Gyrfalcon nests. There also will be a live bird presentation featuring Morley, a Gyrfalcon owned by the late Morley Nelson, a renowned Idaho falconer, filmmaker, and Peregrine Fund board member.

Second Saturday Conservation Series

  • When: 3 p.m., Saturday, February 14
  • Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
  • Cost: $7 general, $6 seniors, $5 youth (4-16), free to members and students
  • Information: 362-8687

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner
Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone:     208-362-3716
Direct Phone:     208-362-8277