Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum)

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Quick Facts:
  • Only 1-5 breeding pairs in NS in the past 5 years
  • Previous 40 years falcon was absent from NS and much of Canada
  • Decline was largely due to organichloride pesticides

Status Overview:
There have been one to five pairs of Peregrine Falcons nesting in Nova Scotia during the past five years. During the previous forty years, this falcon was absent from the Province and a large part of Canada. The decline was primarily due to the use of organochlorine pesticides. Through extensive recovery efforts the situation for this species has improved; however, it is too soon to determine if the population is secure.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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