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About Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch

The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here to inform birders, students and all people who are eager to know about these handsome peregrines. We want you to enjoy and be able to use our on-site powerful spotting scopes. We are available to answer your questions about the pair of falcons that have been observed for many years.

When shopping on Amazon…

For your holiday shopping, remember to use the Amazon Smile site to benefit our Scholarship Fund for  a CalPoly Wildlife Biology Student. Click the link here  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1442299 or use the link on the right side of our page. You will be … Continue reading

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Red right returning…

Observation date:  23 August 2016 Additionally, if you watch these posts on Facebook, please go to the WordPress website and add your email to make sure you receive all posts. I had a bit of a problem with Facebook postings not … Continue reading

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Bon appétit…

Observation date:  16 Jun 2016 Shore birds are typically the main diet of the peregrine falcon, but when June rolls around for about four weeks, the young Western gull chicks are the main entree. The following is but a sample … Continue reading

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North side fledglings…

Observation date:  2 Jun 2016 Although nesting on the south side of Morro Rock failed this year, we do have three young peregrine falcons that fledged on the north side. The first taking flight was the 26th of May. Two … Continue reading

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South 0, North 2…

Observation date: 13 May 2016 After spending the first five months of the breeding season on the south side of Morro Rock which turned out to be very disheartening, we have moved to the north side for the last week … Continue reading

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Wren, our first scholarship student…

Observation date: 10 May 2016 To those of you who contributed to our $1,000 PCPW Scholarship, we have great news about our recipient. We met with Wren Thompson of Los Osos, CA after she returned from her semester of study in … Continue reading

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Befuddled…

Observation date: 11 April 2016 Things are just in a tizzy here at Morro Rock. I can’t give the answers to many visitors we get here because when it comes to nesting, I just don’t know. Both pairs of falcons … Continue reading

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Fits and starts…

Observation date: 3 March 2016 The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch has been off line for an unusual amount of time and not because we don’t want to. Most of the problems were not something that we could control. The gate … Continue reading

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Winter Bird Festival…

Observation date: 19 January 2016 Throngs of birders, twitchers and photographers were on hand for the twentieth Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival which takes place every year on the Martin Luther King holiday. Along with the high surf crashing … Continue reading

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Scholarship news and request…

On the other side of the “Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch,” Heather O’Connor, my constant companion, has been in touch with our latest scholarship recipient, Wren Thompson, while she is in Ireland. Heather speaking now: “Here I am… with a suggestion … Continue reading

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