The Peregrine Falcon Webcam provides an intimate view of the breeding and nesting behavior of peregrine falcons on Anacapa Island.
Historically, peregrine falcons were common residents on all eight of the California Channel Islands. Their numbers plummeted across much of the northern hemisphere starting in the late 1940s. Banning of DDT and nearly 30 years of effort to recover peregrine falcons are beginning to show spectacular results.
Today, there are at least 45 pairs of peregrine falcons holding territories with successful nests on eight islands following their extirpation in 1955 as a result of the effects of DDT.
Please note that during the non-nesting season this camera displays views from Cathedral Cove on Anacapa Island.