How cool is the Gyrfalcon? Well, let me tell you. A Gyrfalcon perched on a cliff can spot a prey item at a mile away. With laser-like focus it will speed out and kill the smallest songbird or the largest duck. It is not the most agile falcon and does not fly loops around its prey in the air, like some falcons do. Instead, it uses its massively strong wingbeats to fly its quarry down. If you are a ptarmigan at flying full speed across the tundra and there is a Gyrfalcon on your tail, well, my prayers are with you.
Tundra Conservation Network : Gyrfalcon and Tundra Blog
Biologists in the Tundra Conservation Network will share information and photos from the work they do.