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Falcons Fledged in Canada are now Nesting in New York

peregrin falcon

A pair of peregrine falcons that were banded in Ontario, Canada have an active nest in the Buffalo Central Terminal building.

According to the state DEC, a nest box high in Buffalo’s old train terminal building is now home to a pair of falcons that both carry Canadian leg bands.

In the active nest are three eggs showing that the pair, new to the area, have successfully bred and are now minding their nest.

The terminal building is in the process of being restored into a future Center for Restoration Arts & Sciences and is proud home to a NYS DEC nest box.

peregrin falcon
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The resident ‘mom’ was banded in the city of Hamilton, Ontario after hatching atop the Sheraton Hotel there in 2009! The male is said to be a new bird and carries the same black band that shows him to also be from across the border.

peregrin falcon
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Since peregrine falcons prefer high cliffs to nest on, skyscrapers and tall buildings will entice pairs like this to breed close to man where they can be studied. The species is listed as endangered in NY so anytime that a successful pair is seen with an active nest it’s good news!

Currently there are 14 boxes in Western NYS with about eight being occupied.

All photos via Facebook/NYSDEC

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Falcons Fledged in Canada are now Nesting in New York