Thursday, March 4, 2010

Peregrine Falcons in Providence

Audubon with the help of the US Fish and Wildlife Service has just placed two video cameras near a peregrine falcon nesting box on top of the Bank of America building in downtown Providence. The cameras will observe nesting peregrines and their nestlings 24/7. This has been a nesting site since the year 2000 and has produced 26 babies! A video link, when up and running, will be posted soon - meanwhile click the link below to see a You Tube clip of banding the babies in 2008 at this same site. Peregrines are cliff nesting birds of prey and naturally live in high mountainous areas but have adapted well to tall buildings and major bridges. The Mount Hope bridge has a nesting pair as well.

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