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Today in Smithsonian History: June 19, 1980

A young peregrine falcon peeks out from its hutch in the Smithsonian Castle.

A young peregrine falcon peeks out from its hutch in the Smithsonian Castle. (Photo by Jeff Tinsley, as featured in the Torch, August 1981)

June 19, 1980 Six young peregrine falcons are placed in a small hutch on a tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building by the Peregrine Fund at Cornell University in an attempt to reestablish a wild breeding population of these falcons on the east coast.

Read more from Smithsonian magazine about these magnificent birds and how they have come to command the skies above many of our cities.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 19 June 2016
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