The Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds—Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)

Professional Paper 1842-S
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Keys to Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) management include maintaining cliffs with suitable recesses for use as nest sites (that is, the substrate that supports the nest or the specific location of the nest on the landscape), protecting nest sites from human disturbance by designating buffer zones, and maintaining open landscapes and habitats that support populations of ground squirrels (Urocitellus species) and small birds.

Suggested Citation

DeLong, J.P., and Steenhof, K., 2020, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus), chap. S of Johnson, D.H., Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., and DeLong, J.P., eds., The effects of management practices on grassland birds: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1842, 17 p.,

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Capsule Statement
  • Breeding Range
  • Suitable Habitat
  • Prey Habitat
  • Area Requirements and Landscape Associations
  • Brood Parasitism by Cowbirds and Other Species
  • Breeding-Season Phenology and Site Fidelity
  • Species’ Response to Management
  • Management Recommendations from the Literature
  • References
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1842
Chapter S
DOI 10.3133/pp1842S
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description iv, 17 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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