The Southern Cross Peregrine Project


The 2013 Chilean-Arctic Peregrine Migration:
 

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Project Overview:

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is perhaps the most widely distributed bird on earth. It occurs on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica) and many isolated oceanic islands. Because of this broad distribution and subsequent isolation, 17-19 distinctive subspecies or “races” have evolved over time. Despite their name, which means “wanderer”, the majority of peregrine subspecies are sedentary, remaining at or near their breeding sites throughout the year. Only five subspecies are strongly migratory. All of them breed in the northern Arctic regions and migrate south in the winter. Two races nest in North America and three others breed across Europe and Asia. The most highly migratory race is the North American tundra peregrine (F.p. tundrius), which breeds across the North American Arctic from Alaska to Baffin Island.

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Project Details:

Table of birds being tracked
Tracking Summary overview
Field notes (blog)
 - Notas del campo (blog)
2007 Southern Migration Travel Logbook
Read about "The String of Pearls" ....
Project Overview - Podcast
Video Documentary - Stage I
    Part 1 of 2
    Part 2 of 2
Image galleries
Project Acknowledgements
Western Hemisphere Peregrine Migration literature

 
 

Peregrines Currently being Tracked:

The table below reflects a listing of the individual peregrine falcons currently radio-tagged. Clicking on the individual bird in the table will take you to a status page for that particular falcon.

Para nuestros visitantes y amigos hispano parlantes, por favor contactar a nuestro investigador asociado en Chile , Christian González para mayor información sobre el proyecto .


 

Birds tagged in 2012 View multi-year migration map here
Falcon Species Tagged Location Current Status
"Felipe" Falco peregrinus tundrius North of La Trinchera, Chile
-34.59° S   -72.11° W
Transmitter still transmitting with two possible scenarios:

1) Bird died, unit still attached and is transmitting.

2) PTT unit fell off of bird and is lying on the ground still transmitting.
Birds tagged in 2009 View combined migration map here
Falcon Species Tagged Location Current Status
"Island Girl" Falco peregrinus tundrius North of La Trinchera, Chile
-34.59° S   -72.11° W
Active/Tracking
Birds tagged in 2008
"Fireball" Falco peregrinus tundrius (Near) Constitution, Chile
-35.15° 50' S   -72.25° W
Last position fix received was 22 Oct. 2008 during his southern migration back to Chile. All indications show probable transmitter failure.
"Elizabetha" Falco peregrinus tundrius La Trinchera, Chile
-35.08° S   -72.5° W
Last position fix received was 29 May 2009 during her northern migration. All indications show probable transmitter failure.
"Chamiza" Falco peregrinus tundrius La Chamiza, Chile
-41.50 ° S   -72.84° W
Last position fix received was 21 May 2008. Data  suggests that falcon did not complete water crossing from N. Honduras to Belize.
"Paco" Falco peregrinus tundrius (Near) Constitution, Chile
-35.15° S   -72.25° W
Received tracking data shows high probability of mortality on May 1st or 2nd.
Last signal received:
10 May '08
 
Birds tagged in 2007
"Seven" Falco peregrinus tundrius Estero Maitenlahue, Chile
33° 50' S   71° 49' WW
High probability of transmitter failure.
Last signal received:
01 April '08
"Sparrow King" Falco peregrinus tundrius / anatum * Antofagasta, Chile
23° 32' S   70° 24' W
High probability of transmitter failure.
Last signal received:
10 March '10
"La Serena" Falco peregrinus cassini La Serena, Chile
29° 53' S   71° 16' W
No longer being tracked as of:
May '10
"Houdini" Falco peregrinus cassini Antofagasta, Chile
23° 32' S   70° 24' W
High probability of transmitter failure.
Last signal received:
22 Feb. '08
"Coquimba" Falco peregrinus cassini Coquimbo, Chile
29° 58' S   71° 22' W
High probability of transmitter failure.
Last signal received:
03 March '08
"Linda" Falco peregrinus tundrius / anatum * Antofagasta, Chile
23° 32' S   70° 24' W
Falcon killed by vehicle collision in Panama
"Arena"
 
Falco peregrinus tundrius / anatum * Caldera, Chile
28° 43' S   71° 04' W
Transmitter Failure