MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has placed a live webcam in a peregrine falcon box in downtown St. Paul to give the public a view into the lives of the world’s fastest animal.
The three falcon chicks, which hatched on May 13, will stay in the box, located in the Bremer Bank building, until late June or early July. The chicks can be seen at this website.
“We are very excited to provide this webcam, which allows the public a close-up view into the lives of these incredible birds,” said Carrol Henderson, the supervisor in charge of the project.
The webcam was set up in cooperation with Midwest Peregrine Society, the business tenants in Town Square and Sentinel Properties.
The box is on floor 26 of the building and is filled with pebbles, because falcons don’t build nests.
Peregrine falcons can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. They were placed on the endangered species list in 1984.
“This is truly a story of success,” Henderson said. “Because today, we have more than 60 unique territories in Minnesota, and 39 pairs successfully raised 119 chicks.”
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