Merlin  ( Faucon émerillon )

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Falco columbarius

Description:    Merlin
Photo Date:   August 20, 2007


Kerns Township


Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Merlin appears to be increasing, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 300% in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a fairly high level of statistical confidence in this magnitude of growth.

Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 1
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

October 1