Film Premiere

The Return of the Pine Canyon Peregrines

Friday, November 20, 2020

4:00 PM

Photo Credit:

Maren Smith


This is an online event.

Watch the film Friday, 11/20/20 at 4:00 PM on YouTube:

Join the live Q&A panel discussion after the film on Zoom:


Once extinct in the Bay Area, these masters of the sky have made a dramatic comeback. How did they do it? With help from a remarkable team of bold biologists and determined volunteers.

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and Save Mount Diablo will premiere the newest film in the Audible Mount Diablo series, The Return of the Pine Canyon Peregrines in a special Thanksgiving presentation on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM via YouTube, with a live Q&A panel discussion following immediately on Zoom.

Join in to see this uplifting story, spanning more than 100 years, of the falcon’s fall and rise. By 1950, DDT had wiped out Peregrines in the Bay Area, including in Pine Canyon, and had nearly driven the species extinct in the US as a whole. Just-in-time restoration efforts brought this fastest-critter-in-the-world back from the brink. In Pine Canyon, it took four years of hard work, 1989-1993, to turn the corner. Today’s Peregrine Team in Pine Canyon, a natural history education group made up of Diablo volunteers and founded in 2015, has its roots in that time.

No registration is required.




Presented jointly by Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and Save Mount Diablo.

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