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February 2020 Meeting

Tue, February 4, 7:00 pm
Blue Spruce County Park Lodge
Speaker: Kate St. John


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh’s main Peregrine monitor, will present "Peregrine Falcons: An Environmental Success Story" at this meeting.

Peregrine Falcons are an environmental success story from their extinction in eastern North America in the 1960s to their reintroduction and removal from the Endangered Species list in the US and many eastern states. As the lead volunteer peregrine monitor in southwestern PA, Kate St. John has more than a decade of experience observing these charismatic birds. She'll describe their breeding strategy, the history of their crash and recovery, and notable breeding sites and peregrine dynasties in western Pennsylvania. Her engaging account of their lives and histories will give you a new appreciation for these fierce and beautiful raptors.

Fascinated by birds, curious about nature, and addicted to Peregrine Falcons, Kate St. John is a birder and blogger, as well as Pittsburgh's lead Peregrine Falcon monitor. She writes about birds and nature every day at Outside My Window,

Great Blue Heron, Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, NJ, March 10, 2012, creeksideumc

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