Merlin: A Fascinating Falcon

Have YOU heard of the Merlin Falcon?

Though the Merlin Falcon is native to western Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaskan rain-forests, scientists are still uncertain about the population size and location of these sleek and dashing raptors. The Merlin Falcon Foundation investigates the life history and environment of the Coastal Forest Merlin and educate by involving people in conservation stewardship.

Thirty years into the study, the Merlin Falcon Foundation will combine its findings into several scientific papers and a national book. This research could not be accomplished without the help of Volunteers and Interns who assist in the research program and Citizen Scientists who report Merlin sightings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

merlin wings

Perched high above
This forest
Does Merlin ponder
The nature of
Humanity
Or celebrate
The joy of being
In every moment
Wild?