See you in 2019
Wow! There was a lot of drama this season. From knock-down, drag-out fights over nests and partners to exploding eggs to daredevil flights with tricky maneuvers, we've seen it all. But with the fledgelings no longer spending much time in the nest boxes, that's really all we're going to see. We didn’t want to disappear for the year without sending special thanks to TransAlta and program partners for sponsoring the cameras. And thanks, of course, to all of our viewers.
Stats for the 2018 season:
- 24 eggs laid
- 17 chicks hatched
- 9 chicks removed to the hack site
- 2 chicks lost to unfortunate fledging accidents
- Over 215,000 unique page views to watch the cameras (including the new camera at the Misericordia Hospital)
Species at Risk
Although the peregrine falcon and the ferruginous hawk get a lot of attention because they are obviously excessively cool, there are many other interesting species that are considered to be Species at Risk, and there is no good reason not to learn about them! For example, the greater sage grouse is a very unique looking upland bird and there are very few left in Alberta. Also check out some of the bat conservation initiatives in Alberta.