Falcons in Jeseníky raise record number of chicks

The peregrine falcons in the Jeseníky Mountains in the north-east Bohemia raised a record number of chicks this year, the Czech Nature and Landscape Protection Agency said on Tuesday. A total of 23 pairs of falcons nested in the location, raising 42 young ones.

In the second half of the last century, falcon numbers declined dramatically due to excessive use of pesticides and other chemicals in agriculture.

Thanks to conservation efforts, they have been gradually returning to the landscape in recent decades. The first nesting in the Jeseníky Mountains in the country’s modern history dates back to 2001. Since then, the peregrine falcons have raised almost 400 chicks.

Author: Ruth Fraňková