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Near Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peregrine Falcon Migration

 
 
Peregrine Falcon Migration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
1. Peregrine Falcon Migration Marker
Inscription.  Each Autumn Assateague Island is a refuge for migrating tundra peregrine falcons (falco peregrinus tundrius). In 1958, falconer and conservationist Alva G. Nyemur confirmed the presence here of this previously-unrecognized race of peregrine. During September and October they travel from breeding grounds in the Arctic to wintering areas in Central and South America. Since 1939 the research efforts of falconers and raptor biologists on Assateague have provided an invaluable population index of the magnificent predator. Persecuted until the 1960's, peregrines are hunters of small birds and waterfowl. Identified by their long, pointed wings and rapid, powerful wingbeat, they may be observed in flight or sitting on the beach.
 
Erected 1994.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
 
Location. 38° 14.166′ N, 75° 8.246′ W. Marker is near Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker can be reached from Stephen Decatur Highway south of Verrazano
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Bridge (Maryland Route 611), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Chantilly VA 20152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wild and Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 1.1 miles away); Verrazano Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague (approx. 1.2 miles away); You're looking out over… A Productive Nursery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sheltered Waters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Caring for the Bay (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Wild Ponies (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Peregrine Falcon Migration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
2. Peregrine Falcon Migration Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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