Baby falcons tagged at Dubuque County Courthouse

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:16 PM CDT
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - Buried deep on the 4th floor of the Dubuque County Courthouse, conservationists did a routine tagging of baby paragon falcons on Thursday morning.

When the falcons reach a certain age, David Kester of the Raptor Resource Project says this is a routine tagging process for the baby falcons.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) previously established a nest tray, which gives the falcons a safe space for their eggs.

Kester also noted that the dry weather has helped preserve the health of the baby falcons because of the lack of insects that would disrupt their habitat.

”It shows that okay so man-made issues that effect other species can also be fixed by man-made intervention,” Kester said. “This is a conservation success story. So it’s not all bad news out there.”

Kester says there are about 29 sites up and down the Mississippi River.

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