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The Northern Aplomado Falcon represents the sole endangered falcon species in the United States (listed in 1986).
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COLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE NORTHERN APLOMADO FALCON
"The Northern Aplomado Falcon represents the only endangered falcon species in the United
States. It was listed as endangered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service in 1986. In 1952
the last known pair of Aplomado Falcons nested within the United States near Deming, New
Mexico and in Texas, the last nesting attempt occurred in the mid-1940s on the King Ranch. In
1990, The Peregrine Fund began a recovery effort for this species, breeding Aplomado Falcons
in captivity and reintroducing young produced back to historical Texas habitat. During 15
seasons The Peregrine Fund produced and then released 936 young aplomados to the Texas
Gulf Coast. In 1995 the first returning pair of released falcons nested successfully, representing
a Milestone event in the US, absent for almost 50 years! The population has grown to 44 pairs
but has fluctuated over the years. There are many challenges ahead but The Peregrine Fund,
along with its many partners remain committed to the recovery of this very charismatic species,
the Aplomado Falcon."
- Brian Mutch,
The Peregrine Fund | Director - Aplomado Falcon Restoration
(image source: https://peregrinefund.org/projects/aplomado-falcon... Larry Ditto)
RANGE (incomplete range as the N. APFA is recognized through Central America):
Image provided by Brian Mutch
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THREATENED TEXAS SERIES:
There are 148 Threatened Species & 74 Threatened Species in Texas. Each palette & species is unique. I have sampled colors from images of actual Texas Threatened Species and created original art inspired by each group.
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