Life History of Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center’s Peregrine Falcon
Carpenter Nature Center’s Peregrine Falcon was obtained from The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in May 2008.
The young male falcon was hatched in the wild in Wisconsin in 2007. His Midwest Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project identification band was black over green E/46. The bird sustained a fracture to its right humerus (wing bone) in the wild. A well-meaning individual repaired the injury but kept the bird without proper permits. The falcon was confiscated by the Wisconsin DNR and brought to The Raptor Center for evaluation. The right wing is permanently disabled and the falcon is considered “unreleasable” due to his permanent injuries. Carpenter Nature Center’s Peregrine Falcon will live a very comfortable life with humans, as he is provided with all the food he needs, stellar medical care, and safety from predators.
The Peregrine Falcon at Carpenter Nature Center is a wonderful ambassador for his species, teaching thousands of visitors every year about our natural environment and the diversity of wildlife life found in our region. Nesting Peregrine Falcons can be observed in the wild near the Prescott Hwy 10 bridge and the Hastings Hwy 61 bridge.
If you find an injured bird of prey, please keep cats, dogs and children away from the bird to minimize its stress. Evaluate the situation to ensure your own safety and that of others in the area, especially in the case of an injured raptor along a roadside. Contact the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center for further instructions. In our area, please contact The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Intentionally keeping a wild bird of prey without appropriate permits is against the law.