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Published June 08, 2012, 04:39 PM

Newest Fargo falcon banded

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's newest summer resident has an ID.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's newest summer resident has an ID. High above Fargo on the roof of Bank of the West today, wildlife experts collected the one baby Peregrine Falcon that hatched weeks ago. Master Bander Tim Driscoll banded the baby falcon and collected blood for research.

The falcons have nested at the Bank of the West location since 2001. The female, Miracle, continues to use the box. Before that, Dakota Ace was there. With the HD-Falcon Cam this year, interest in the Peregrines was widespread.

Wick Corwin – Falcon Project Leader: “The banding is important primarily so we can track the birds this spieces is probably the most intensely monitored of anything in the world.”

The falcons from Fargo travel to Central and South America for the winter.

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