March 7, 2005
Predatory Bird Research Group launches new
peregrine 'nest cam'
The UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group has set up
a camera to monitor a pair of peregrine falcons nesting on the
headquarters building of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company
in downtown San Francisco.
Web users are keeping an eye on the
peregrine falcon nest on the 33rd floor ledge of this building
in San Francisco. Photo courtesy
of the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.
The peregrine "nest cam" offers visitors to the group's
web site the chance to watch
the nesting peregrines live on the Internet.
PBRG researchers installed a nesting box on the 33rd floor
ledge of the PG&E building in 1987 after peregrine falcons
were seen perching on the building. Last year, a pair of peregrines
nested in the box and produced two offspring, which successfully
fledged. The pair is nesting again this year, and have so far
laid two eggs.
PG&E is making a $30,000 donation to the PBRG this year.
The money will go toward the operating costs for the peregrine
nest cam and the web site, and it will also help fund the group's
educational outreach program.
live nest cam
nest cam intro page
group home page
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