Nature in Cities http://kalw.org en Searching for the Peregrine Falcon http://kalw.org/post/searching-peregrine-falcon <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Near dusk, you can often find Shirley </span>Doell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Oakland Civic Center, staring at the tops of skyscrapers through her big telescope. But she isn’t spying on anyone – at least not any people. She’s on the lookout for Peregrine Falcons. They were on the brink of extinction a few decades ago, when there were only two breeding pairs left in California. But there are about 300 nests in the state now and they’ve started moving into cities.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Dalmas 36689 at http://kalw.org Searching for the Peregrine Falcon