An iconic species, now recovering from years of persecution and pesticide-related poisoning. That said 5 Peregrines were found to be poison or shot in 2015 and 2016. On the positive side the PSNI recently received the Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year Award for it's work to protect Peregrines .
Rathlin Islands cliffs have been declared a Special Protection Area for this species as they are considered of international importance.
Location: County Antrim
Photographer: ©Geoff Campbell Photography