P.O. Box 15512

Rochester, NY 14615


High above the streets of Rochester, is a nest box occupied by two Peregrine Falcons. Nine cameras give you an up close and personal view into the fascinating world of these falcons as they raise their young and prepare them for life on their own. There were some significant changes this past year. Our resident female, Beauty died in early April. She was 15 years old, which is a very long life for a Peregrine Falcon in the wild. Her long time mate Dot.ca did not return this year and was found deceased on a roof top in late spring. An unbanded male was seen courting Beauty in early spring. Soon after Beauty's death a new unbanded female arrived at the nestbox. The unbanded pair were named Neander and Nova. In late May the eggs laid by Nova hatched. The young falcons were named Kanfai Malachim, Zara and Blaze. The young falcons fledged in early July and soon there was some concern. The morning after she fledged Zara had disappeared. Two weeks later she was found thin and hungry in the basement of a near by building. It is believed that she went down a chimney that she tried to land on. Off to rehab she went. Zara recovered and was released at Montezuma Wildlife Center in late August. Please contribute so we can continue to bring you all the excitement of Rochester's Peregrine Falcons. A program of Genesee Valley Audubon Society, the Rfalconcam captures high quality photos and streams live video 24/7. Join thousands of students, parents, grandparents and neighbors as they enjoy watching Rfalconcam. Genesee Valley Audubon Society is dedicated to environmental stewardship, conservation of natural habitats and community outreach through education focusing on bird species found throughout the Genesee Valley in western New York State. Rfalconcam provides a means to educate the public about one of the world's most fascinating birds, the Peregrine falcon. Please donate today and ROC our day!

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