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The Brain Scoop:
Banding Baby Dinosaurs

How does one collect data and information from the fastest animal on the planet? Turns out, you get them while they’re young! In this episode we interviewed ornithology research assistant Josh Engel about the steps he takes and risks he faces while banding peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus). The information gathered assists in the monitoring efforts of these raptors, which in turn have helped to remove them from the endangered and threatened species lists in Illinois. Hurrah! 

Watch our previous episode on the Chicago Peregrine Program, and check out their website for more information on the history of the project!