Our Response - Page 11
Given our recommendations, we submit that the Pennsylvania’s recovery objective for a stable, secure population has been met.
Legal delisting requires that several conditions be met for at least 3 consecutive years;
- (1) 22 or half the highest historic number of nests are occupied calculated as the number of cliff-nesting pairs plus 25% of the pairs on man-made structures; (Currently at 32 occupied nests. It is arbitrary and capricious to change counting methods)
- (2) at least half of the pairs fledge young, and (Currently 69% fledged)
- (3) 1.5 or more fledglings are produced per occupied nest. (Total currently 1.94 produced with 2.0 or greater for fledglings on man-made structures, Table 3)
This response is faithfully submitted by the,
Peregrine Club of Philadelphia.