Falcon Biography - 41300

March 20, 2008 Update

Falcon 41300 has not moved from her wintering area around Mobile, Alabama. Most of the tracking information for her end up being over water in Mobile Bay.

Falcon #41300 Biography

Falcon #41300 is the only female falcon that was transmittered. This falcon was removed from the Paramore Bridge in Virginia on May 31st with the assistance of Three Rivers Avian Center Staff. This falcon has the unique band combination of right = 20/U and left = green anodized band. Due to the late arrival of this group of falcons, this falcon and the other female falcons were harbored overnight at the Three Rivers Avian Center. This falcon was held in the gorge hack box until June 18th when it was released. This falcon was observed within the area surrounding the hack site for 38 days. To attach a satellite transmitter, this falcon was recaptured on July 20th, fitted with the transmitter and re-released into the gorge unharmed. Since being fitted with the transmitter, this falcon has traveled great distances and visited the most states of any of the tracked falcons. This falcon has spent a great deal of time in northern Michigan, but has crossed the state boundaries of WV, PA, NY, OH , KY, TN, NC, MD, GA, AL, MS, LA, AR, and has also crossed the US boundary into Canada on at least one occasion. This well-traveled falcon has traveled from the northern boundary of the United States all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Wildlife specialist getting ready to release falcon
Shawn Padgett (College of William and Mary) preparing to release falcon #41300 back into the gorge

Take a look at the archived Tracking Map for Falcon # 41300.

Last updated: November 14, 2017

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