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May 12, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg's Newest Peregrine Falcons Banded at Rachel Carson State Office Building

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission banded Harrisburg's newest peregrine falcons today. A recording of the banding is available on DEP's Facebook page
www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDEP/

"The falcons that have nested on the Rachel Carson State Office Building continue to be an environmental success story," said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. "Without the improvements to Pennsylvania's environment, these birds would not have the track record that they do here on the Rachel Carson Building."

Game Commission biologist Patti Barber led a team in bringing the nestlings in from the 15th floor ledge. Barber weighed the birds, inspected their health, and banded them.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_01.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission band Harrisburgs newest peregrine falcons, at the Rachel Carson Building on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_02.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gilbert Myers, Director of the Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Education program, discusses the history of falcon banding in Pennsylvania and how it has helped to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_03.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gilbert Myers, Director of the Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Education program, discusses the history of falcon banding in Pennsylvania and how it has helped to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_04.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Falcon banding allows biologists and birdwatchers from all over the continent to track the birds and learn more about where they travel, how long theyve lived, and whether they'll establish new nests in other places, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_05.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber leads a team at the Rachel Carson building to band Harrisburg's newest peregrine falcons, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_06.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_07.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_08.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gilbert Myers, Director of the Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Education program, discusses the history of falcon banding in Pennsylvania and how it has helped to remove peregrine falcons from the endangered species list, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_09.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_10.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission band Harrisburgs newest peregrine falcons today, at the Rachel Carson Building on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_11.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber leads a team at the Rachel Carson building to band Harrisburg's newest peregrine falcons, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_12.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Falcon banding allows biologists and birdwatchers from all over the continent to track the birds and learn more about where they travel, how long theyve lived, and whether they'll establish new nests in other places, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_13.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Falcon banding allows biologists and birdwatchers from all over the continent to track the birds and learn more about where they travel, how long theyve lived, and whether they'll establish new nests in other places, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_14.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_15.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_16.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission band Harrisburgs newest peregrine falcons today, at the Rachel Carson Building on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_17.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission band Harrisburgs newest peregrine falcons today, at the Rachel Carson Building on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_18.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Game Commission biologist Patti Barber weighs the birds, inspects their health, and bands them, in Harrisburg, PA on May 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20806_dep_falconBanding_19.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission band Harrisburgs newest peregrine falcons today, at the Rachel Carson Building on May 12, 2022.