News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Indiana Peregrine in Costa Rica
Pablo Camacho took this photo of b/r 78/D
TRC received a report of a peregrine hatched in Indiana in 2012, and who has been spotted in Costa Rica since January 2013. Pablo Camacho works in the
Raptor of Costa Rica Foundation (www.rapacesdecostarica.org). Apparently the bird has been "vacationing" at the Iglesia
Inmaculada Concepcion Catholic Church de Heredia. According to Pablo
the bird has been hunting pigeons for at least the past 44 days, from the
time he first observed her on about January 31. He was able to get close
enough to photograph the bird and verify that the federal band on her right leg matches Midwest Peregrine database (1687-30263) and color band b/r 78/D.
The leg bands identified the bird as being hatched at the BP
Plant in Whiting Lake County, Indiana; she was banded on May 21 by INDNR staff John Castrale.