Peregrine Falcons Placed in Castle Tower

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Summary

Six young peregrine falcons are placed in a small hutch on the tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," in a project of the Peregrine Fund at Cornell University in an attempt to reestablish a wild breeding population of these falcons on the east coast.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981, p. 359.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," August 1980, p. 4.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," August 1981, p. 4.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 19, 1980

Topic

  • Animals
  • Cooperation
  • Birds
  • Ecology
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Nature conservation
  • Ornithology

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