Starting this week, live video from a pair of peregrine falcons in a nesting box at the top of an office building in downtown St. Paul will be featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (
“This is a wonderful opportunity to watch peregrines raise their young in an urban setting” said Carrol Henderson,
Peregrines have been raising young in this location since 1988. The female has already laid three eggs and could lay up to two more in the coming days.
The public is able view the activity in the nesting box, with the help of Sentinel Property Management and the tenants at the Bremer office building.
Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon has made a steady recovery in the
The peregrine camera was paid for by the
The program works to protect and preserve more than 800 species of animals in the state that are not traditionally hunted or harvested. In addition to peregrine falcons, species such as bald eagles, trumpeter swans, loons, and American white pelicans are directly benefited by check-off contributions. To donate directly online, go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/nongame/checkoff.html