Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Raptors in the City" returns

In a few weeks, two Peregrine Falcons probably will start nesting again on the 12th-floor window ledge of a Cleveland skyscraper. Via a video camera, the Raptors in the City program gives us the chance to be online voyeurs of the once-endangered species.

As part of the program, the Cleveland FalconCam provides minute-by-minute views of the nest site on the Terminal Tower on Huron Road. This photo shows the nest site's location.

Raptors in the City offers a science and technology curriculum for ages 7 to 11. Check it out, and help the next generation learn about birds of prey!


Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

I will have to check if Cincinnati has a nest cam for our resident peregrine lovers, Princess and Powerhouse. But come to think of it, someone on the local listserv is asking for volunteers to do daily nest checks. So I am guessing not.
(We got one of their nestlings at our facility last year...weird bird, had extra toes and genetic problems. Had to be put down, poor thing)
One of our program birds is a peregrine from Pittsburgh, who fledged and made it all the way to the airport here before crashing and fracturing both wings. She's my favorite bird to handle...steps up like a parrot. (Her name is Lucy) :)
I am going on and on...can't help it. Peregrines are my faves.

February 07, 2007 8:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Susan, I have a soft spot for Peregrines, too (c:

February 07, 2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

In NYC, we have a famous pair of Peregrines at 55 Water St, way down at the tip of Manhattan. They've got a great webcam.

February 08, 2007 1:22 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Cool. I wasn't aware of them.

Here's the URL for anyone who wants to watch the webcam (soon to be reactivated).

February 08, 2007 1:46 PM  

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