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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

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Mar 21, 2013

Portland Press Herald: Webcam Keeps Eye on Nesting Maine Peregrines

Webcam keeps eye on nesting Maine peregrines

Still endangered in Maine, the species is recovering from devastating effects of DDT in the 1960s.

By Staff Writer North Cairn


The fastest-flying bird in the world, which was nearly wiped out by pesticides in the 1960s, is making a slow but steady comeback in Maine, say state biologists, researchers and naturalists.

A live webcam feed set up by the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham shows a nesting pair of peregrine falcons -- one of no more than 25 pairs statewide -- that have returned to an undisclosed site in southern coastal Maine. The female, the larger of the pair, has laid about three eggs so far.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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