Eurasian Collared Dove and Peregrine Falcon

We added two bird species to our list this season, thanks to Breck Tyler’s acute observations. One of the species was the Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), a non-native species that has been spreading across the country.  The other sighting was of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), a much more exciting find. Breck was here teaching the University of California Santa Cruz Field Quarter with Steve Gliessman.