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The raptors guarding Mexico's airport

Far from the crowds of passengers, lines and passport control, Madison spreads his wings on the side of a runway at Mexico's international airport, the busiest in Latin America. He is one of several peregrine falcons deployed to prevent...Show More Summary

Here Is the U.S. Air Force's Crazy Plan to Kill Drones with Falcons

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, North America The peregrine falcon is now the natural enemy of unmanned aerial vehicles.  What has two wings and doesn’t give a damn? The peregrine falcon: the fastest member of the animal kingdom, preternaturally terrifying bird of prey… and, now, the natural enemy of unmanned aerial vehicles. Show More Summary

Peregrine falcons target prey like guided missiles — and the strategy could be used to take down rogue drones

Peregrine falcons target prey the same way that missiles hit moving targets, according to a new study by Oxford University researchers. The birds use quick adjustments to maintain the same angle as they close in on a target. The same...Show More Summary

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones

(University of Oxford) Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles. The findings could be applied to the design of small, visually guided drones that can take down other 'rogue' drones in settings such as airports or prisons.

Noted falcon preservationist killed in Tubbs Fire

Monte Neil Kirven, a wildlife biologist credited with helping ban DDT in order to save the Peregrine Falcon, was among those killed in the Tubbs Fire. He was 81 and lived in the Mark West Springs Road area of Santa Rosa, where he died...Show More Summary

Cost of falcons defending county’s landfills from seagulls? $1.8 million over 5 years

High above Orange County’s three landfills, government-hired peregrine falcons circle, under contract, looking for hungry seagulls to chase or kill away. The service isn’t cheap: the county has approved $1.8 million in contracts over the past five years for falconry services. The Board of Supervisors approved the last year of that contract on Tuesday, July […]

California Today: California Today: Baby Falcons Take Flight in Berkeley

8 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Tuesday: Peregrine falcons take up residence in Berkeley, a “civil war” among state Democrats, and pondering California’s undiscovered treasures.

Baby falcons born atop SF’s PG&E building ready for city living

With scratched and bleeding hands, Glenn Stewart picked up a 25-day-old peregrine falcon on Thursday and attached a small band around its leg. After Stewart, director of the Predatory Bird Research Group at UC Santa Cruz, attached bands...Show More Summary

Baby peregrine falcon atop Iowa courthouse gets leg bands

A female peregrine falcon chick in an eastern Iowa city has received identification bands as part of a raptor monitoring program. The Telegraph Herald ( ) reports that field researcher … Click to Continue »

Nebraska State Capitol peregrine falcons abandon eggs

State officials say the peregrine falcons atop the Nebraska State Capitol have abandoned their recently-laid clutch of five eggs. The male, named 19/K, and female, named Alley, apparently remain present … Click to Continue »

What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?

11 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Cruising at rates between 40 and 60 miles per hour, one might say that the predatory bird is the cheetah of the sky.

Forget cheetahs, peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on Earth

11 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this new video, Vox examines the physics behind the peregrine falcon’s dive, which can reach speeds of over 200 miles an hour.

This Crazy-Ass Bird Can Dive As Fast As A Dang Bugatti

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The dang peregrine falcon is faster diving for its prey than almost every normal production car on the road, and that’s pretty wild. Read more...

How Peregrine Falcons Are Able to Dive With Complete Accuracy While Moving at High Speeds

11 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Gina Barton of Vox offers invaluable insight into the amazing peregrine falcon, a talented bird of prey and the fastest animal on Earth. Even more amazing than its breathtaking speed of 200 mph, is the physical structure of the falcon’s body, which is perfectly designed for pinpoint accuracy when diving for prey at that very […]

Research work on peregrine falcons inspires future aircraft technologies

Scientists at BAE Systems and City, University of London have revealed how research work on how falcons fly is inspiring new technologies for aircraft that could contribute to their safety in the air, aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. The technologies could be applied within the next 20 years.

Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

More than a dozen climbing routes on rocky cliffs in southern Utah's Zion National Park have been temporarily closed to help protect peregrine falcons. U.S. Park Service officials closed the … Click to Continue »

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