Raptor Ambassadors

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus


Goose is a female Peregrine Falcon who was rescued in 2015 after she was found on the ground, hungry and unable to hunt. We believe she was a falconry bird that managed to escape because she was found with anklets on her legs. After an unsuccessful search to find her owner, the rehabilitator tried to teach Goose bird to hunt for herself. That, too, was unsuccessful. Without the ability to hunt prey, Goose would not survive in the wild and was deemed non-releasable. HawkWatch International received a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to take care of Goose and use her to teach the public about raptors and our shared environment. When she joined the education team in 2015, Goose already had her adult plumage, so we were unsure of her exact age. She was named after the very goose-like honking sound she makes when vocalizing.

A Fun Fact about Goose

Goose likes to be the highest bird in the room. We often raise her over our heads to help her calm down when she’s being vocal.

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