Mark Fuller
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Director, Raptor Research Center
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Sep. 28, 2012

The Biology of Birds of Prey

We’ll check in with biologists studying American kestrels, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks, and other raptors that nest in Idaho's Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Plus, bringing back the California condor.

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