The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) was believed to be extirpated as a breeding species in Virginia by the early 1960s. An aggressive restoration program was initiated in 1978 that included the release of 115 captive-reared birds on the Coastal Plain
Abundance/distribution; Breeding/Demography/Pop Dynamics; Banding
Watts, B. D. and Watts, M. U., "Virginia peregrine falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2019 report" (2019). CCB Technical Reports. 587.