Dispersal and recovery of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Human Altered Landscapes of Manitoba


This research is designed to assess various factors related to the dispersal and recovery of the Peregrine Falcon in Manitoba. As the Peregrine Falcon continues to be designated “Endangered” in Manitoba and “Threatened” nationally, data regarding survivorship, mortality factors, habitat use, and movements are required to guide future management activities related to the provincial Peregrine conservation effort. Satellite tracking of 20 juvenile Peregrine Falcons will enable collection of these data. Spatial analysis of Peregrine locations and detailed assessments of flight trajectories will enable the delineation of sensitive habitats where Peregrines may face an increased risk of collision with artificial landscape features, including utility lines. By identifying these areas, potential impacts arising from human activities may be assessed and mitigated if necessary.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Richard Baydack


Isabel Martinez-Welgan


Manitoba Hydro


Environmental sciences




University of Manitoba



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