Library Falcons

Peregrine falcons have been nesting at the library since 2004. They occupy the nest (scrape) from March until June each year. There is an Evanston Peregrine Falcon Watch group for posting and sharing news and observations of the Evanston Peregrine Falcons. Scientists from the Field Museum’s Chicago Peregrine Program band the young falcons each year.

Banding Ceremony

This year, our falcon pair has successfully hatched one egg. Join us for a banding where we’ll announce the names of mama and chick at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023, on the third floor of the Main Library.

Name the falcons

You can submit a name for both mama and baby using this form. The winning name will be announced at the banding on June 9.

Live FalconCam

If no video below, view directly here:

Photos from the FalconCam

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More on Peregrine Falcons

For the latest in breaking peregrine research:
The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey
Has photos, an online research library and newsletter about peregrines and other raptors.
Peregrine Falcons- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Brief facts about the peregrine.
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation
Has a raptor photo identification gallery, live webcams, and a reference page on peregrine biology.
The Raptor Center
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine,this site has information about what to do
with an injured raptor, a section on the birds the center has treated, reports on peregrine falcons,
and migration tracking maps. Users can view pictures and movies, and listen
to individual bird sounds.

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