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.
Watch the banding of the falcons on June 6, 2020.
Live FalconCam Image:
If no video below, view directly here: https://youtu.be/DVZe9QcCV7o
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.