South Bend FalCam

The peregrine falcon was almost extinct 50 years ago. In the 1980's there were no known peregrine falcons east of the Mississippi River. Today, South Bend is proud to be part of the restoration of this species by providing a safe home for peregrine falcons in our region. Please enjoy this informative site about South Bend's top predator, the peregrine falcon.

Timeline

Falcon Fast

The highest recorded speed of a peregrine falcon is 242 mph, which is faster than the average speed of a car racing in the Indy 500.

Average Wingspan

3.3 - 3.6 ft

Nictating Membrane

A nictating membrane is a translucent membrane that forms an inner eyelid in birds, reptiles, and some mammals.

Peregrine Falcon vs. Red-tailed Hawk

Both peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks inhabit South Bend. Here is a diagram on their differences and similarities.

Raptor Down

If you see an injured falcon do not attempt to help. Contact this hotline immediatly.

574.235.9303