Peregrine Falcon Restoration in Acadia National Park – with Patrick Kark

9/21, Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Peregrine Falcon is thought to be the fastest animal on earth. Want to learn more?  On Tuesday, September 21st, York County Audubon will present a Zoom program entitled:  Peregrine Falcon Restoration in Acadia National Park with Park Ranger Patrick Kark.

Peregrine Falcon – photo courtesy of Maine IFW

The Peregrine Falcon was one of the first species to be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, and the species’ recovery is one of the Act’s greatest success stories. Acadia National Park has a storied history in the Peregrine Project. Join Ranger Patrick Kark as he discusses this success story and tells of the interesting places Acadia’s falcons have impacted far outside the park’s borders.

Peregrine Falcon chicks back in their scrape after being banded

Acadia also hosts the Cadillac Mountain Hawkwatch which is in its 27th counting season this fall.  Find out how Cadillac fits into the larger network of raptor migration monitoring sites across the continent.  Unlike other watch sites, Cadillac Mountain usually gives viewers unusual perspectives of birds that might include face-to-face photos of raptors that cross the highest mountain on the eastern seaboard.

Patrick Kark came to Maine in 2014 as Acadia’s raptor intern. He has worked eight seasons at the park as an ornithology park ranger and is currently working as a visual information specialist for the park.

The program will begin at 7 p.m.  There’s no charge to participate, but advance registration is required. To do so, please click on this link and enter your name and email address:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We hope you can join us!

To show our appreciation for raptors, YCA is making a contribution to The Peregrine Fund. You can find out more and make a donation if you wish by visiting

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