City Peregrines: a ten-year saga of New York falcons
By: Frank, Saul
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1994
PR Highlights: A 10-year saga of New York City falcons.
PHOTO Highlights: 16 page full-color photo section.
Description: City Peregrines is Saul Frank's narrative of his work with the endangered peregrine falcon, as it lives and breeds in New York City. A ten-year Saga of New York City Falcons. His story is unique as it documents the only continuous ten-year study of this unique bird. The peregrine falcon ranges naturally over more of the land surface of planet earth than any other species of bird. Its migratory peregrinations carry it from eyries on cliffs in Greenland's icy mountains to winter quarters in Brazil. Its spectacular dives in pursuit of prey have made it the preeminent favorite of both falconers and bird watchers. In the New York metropolitan area, the peregrine had nested since time immemorial on cliff ledges along the Hudson River Palisades, despite attrition in modern times by egg collectors, falconers, and irresponsible gunners who shot every bird of prey that came within range.
Saul Frank came to his passion for peregrines by accident though his wife Dolores. She had learned, from a brief announcement on the radio, that there were peregrines in their neighborhood - and it all began. The author is president of NYCAERIES (New York City and Environs Raptor Involved and Enthusiasts Society); he is also a member of Mensa, the Raptor Research Foundation, and the Hawk Migration Association of North America. He has written articles which have appeared in the Peregrine Fund Newsletter and the Alley Pond Environmental Center Journal. He has been featured in the New York Times, Newsday the Post, the New York Observer, and the Whitestone Times Ledger. He appeared on the TV program Good Morning America. He is a staff lecturer at Queensborough Community College, St. John's University, and Palm Beach Community College. Mr. Frank has also made presentations at the Linnaean Society, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Audubon Society Chapter, and environmental centers.