is a non-profit organization headed by Dan Varland with Mark Schult as webmaster.
is dedicated to providing research and education programs leading to better understanding
and conservation of raptors in coastal environments. Active since 1995 and with non-profit 501(c)(3) status
beginning May 2009, the goals
- Conduct scientific research and monitoring on raptors along coastlines;
- Provide education programs on coastal raptors and the coastal environment;
- Train wildlife biologists in the tools and techniques needed to survey, capture, and mark raptors along coastlines; and
- Collaborate with experts in wildlife research and management on developing, monitoring and sharing best management practices for coastal raptors.
This photo series was taken on March 4, 2011 by Dalene Edgar of Ocean Shores.
It shows one of our banded Peregrine Falcons, P/4, feeding on a Common Murre
that she had captured at the water’s edge. In one photo P/4 is seen eyeing a
Bald Eagle, which was flying in to take her meal. Wisely, she decided to leave.
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