The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here so that you might enjoy these magnificent birds in the field with powerful spotting scopes, photos and our personal knowledge. The knowledge gained by all visitors gives the awareness of interactions between the birds and the biome so that we can be better stewards of the Earth.
We are here to educate through observation.
It is a magnificent raptor found at Morro Rock State Preserve. Being beautifully designed for speed and acrobatics, its abilities are used to capture prey as small as warblers and as large as a goose in mid-flight. In the past, it was frequently called a “Duck Hawk.” For many previous generations, it has attracted Native Americans of the Mississippian culture people (c. 800-1500) as symbols of “aerial (celestial) power.” Numerous other cultures have noted its regal and aristocratic nature. It is a handsome bird often used for hunting. Eighteen other subspecies are found around the world.