Here you will find the home of a male and female peregrine falcon, located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, NY, on the 20th floor of the State Tower Building. These peregrine falcons have been nesting here at the State Tower building for 6 years.
The Ottawa Nest Webcam is active all year long. It is located near the northwest corner of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. One observer "spotted a male peregrine chasing a flock of pigeons around the buildings."
Minnesota Power personnel have worked with the Raptor Research Project (RRP) of Decorah, Iowa since 1991 to band peregrine falcon chicks high atop our 350-foot stack at Boswell Energy Center in Cohasset, Minnesota. The bands signify that the bird is from the Midwest and also allows them to be identified and entered into a University of Minnesota research database.
BirdCam began in 1998, when NSP (now Xcel Energy) became one of the first companies to place images from a peregrine nest box online. BirdCam has since expanded to several power plants and two other raptor species: eagles and owls.
Experience the Woodmen Tower peregrine falcons at FalconWatch. Watch these once-endangered, beautiful birds of prey interact, incubate and hatch their young on our five falcon cams. Discover how peregrine falcons have called the Woodmen Tower in Downtown Omaha, NE, home since 1988 and how, in that time, more than 50 falcon chicks have hatched here.
A falcon is any species of raptor in the genus Falco. Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers which makes their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broadwing. This makes it easier to fly while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters as adults.
Peregrine Falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h), making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth. Other falcons include the Gyrfalcon, Lanner Falcon, and the Merlin. Some small falcons with long narrow wings are called hobbies, and some which hover while hunting are called kestrels.
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