Monday, March 26, 2018
Keeping an Eye on Nature
Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is a nonprofit that keeps an eye on nature, specifically, peregrine falcons nesting in the tall perches of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, Ca. It is a labor of love for the birds, and a drive to help educate the public. Over 77,000 volunteer hours have been logged into observation.
A nesting pair "After spending a month shopping for a new nest site ... (have) started incubation. Twice they exchanged sitting on eggs. The female for three hours, the male for one hour," reports the latest observation on the nonprofit's website.
While peregrines have repopulated, it is still a rare species to observe in its natural setting. So when people see a spotting scope at the base of the Rock, they are encouraged to look through and observe the species and hopefully learn more about the bird, and thereby become better stewards of the Earth.
To learn more about this program visit, "Dedicated to Peregrin Falcon Education," and visit the nonprofit's website linked above.