Peregrine Falcon Release

New River Gorge National River

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The last peregrine falcon from the 2011 hack was released on December 2 at North Overlook at Grandview by Wendy and Ron Perrone from Three Rivers Avian Center. Pink over Purple, as this falcon is known, was originally released at the Grandview hack site on June 23, 2011. Her last visit to the feeding station was on July 14. She was found about 30 miles away in Monroe County, WV on July 26, too weak to fly and dangerously under weight. She was treated for a bad case of asprigillosis, a fungal infection of the lungs. After a successful recovery, she was ready to be released into the wild.


Video of rehabilitated peregrine falcon being released into New River Gorge National River in December 2011.