Moderator Re: [EBB-Sightings] Peregrines in Berkeley
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Dear East Bay Birds community,
An important reminder from the EBB-Sighting moderator.
Do not report nesting locations of sensitive species. This includes many (most) species of falcons, owls and other raptors.
Peregrines are making a remarkable comeback in Northern California from the days when they were on the brink of global extinction in the 1970s. They are still a sensitive species. Although they may choose to nest in urban areas they are still sensitive to disturbance and need plenty of space to successfully fledge chicks. Like owls, nesting falcons are always aware of your presence, whether they are reacting or not. So please keep a wide distance from nesting areas (even high-traffic ones like this.)
Also, the site that was referenced this morning is on private property. On a personal note, once upon a time I ran a lumber business at this exact location, called EcoTimber International. The falcons are regularly monitored by professionals. Please do not crowd into the area.
As a reminder, the rules for this group can be found at https://groups.io/g/EBB-Sightings - the ethics section states:
· Please do not post the exact locations of nests.
· Please do not post the exact locations of day-roosting owls, this upsets many members of the community.
· Please do not post the locations of Sensitive Species, where such visitation by birders could have an adverse impact.
· When in doubt, first consider the welfare of the bird.
San Francisco, CA