Falco

03/03
2015

February Prey – Piute Ground Squirrel

Ground squirrels are truly amazing creatures, and the Piute Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus mollis) is no exception. Hibernating 7 months of the year, these critters are found in particular abundance in southwestern Idaho… Read more »




01/04
2015

December Raptor – Merlin

  In many ways Merlins (Falco columbarius) are like miniature versions of Peregrine Falcons: aggressive aerial predators often taking prey larger than themselves. Merlins are just slightly larger than the… Read more »




09/01
2014

August Raptor – Gyrfalcon

*** Wild Lens Scientific Director Neil Paprocki worked during the 2014 summer in Nome, Alaska on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson…. Read more »




08/11
2014

Fledgling Gyrfalcons

*** Wild Lens Scientific Director Neil Paprocki is currently in Nome, Alaska working on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson. You can… Read more »




07/01
2014

June Raptor – Peregrine Falcon

  Another month, another raptor: the Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus. We’ve been learning a lot about Gyrfalcons recently because of my work with the Gyrfalcon Conservation Project, but there are… Read more »




06/12
2014

Growth of Young Gyrfalcon Nestlings

*** I am currently in Nome, Alaska working on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson. You can read more about this project… Read more »




06/04
2014

Three Nests in Two Days

The helicopter lifted off, disappearing into the thick, oppressive fog just as quickly as it had arrived. My colleague and I were thus left alone on the tundra, 85 miles… Read more »




06/01
2014

May Raptor – Gyrfalcon

  If you keep up on the Wild Lens blog, this months raptor photograph will come as no surprise: the Gyrfalcon. For the better part of four weeks I have… Read more »




05/23
2014

Gyrfalcons, Ptarmigan and Climate Change

One of the key goals of The Peregine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project is to study the effects of climate change on the arctic and subarctic ecosystems by using the Gyrfalcon… Read more »




05/12
2014

Studying Gyrfalcons in Alaska

This summer I have the privilege of working with the largest species of falcon in the world: the Gyrfalcon. Latin name, Falco rusticolus. Gyrfalcons are a circumpolar raptor, breeding in… Read more »