Official City Bird for 2016 - Peregrine Falcon
The Peregrine Falcon took the City Bird 2016 title in the 2015 election, going against three other worthy candidates:
- Barn Owl
- Barn Swallow
- Western Grebe
The Peregrine Falcon is the avian equivalent to the stealth bomber. With incredible eyesight, it appears out of nowhere in a blinding flash to snatch unsuspecting birds from the ground or in short aerial pursuits. The dive is one of nature’s great spectacles. Few animals escape its attention, and it strikes fear into the minds of many.