Kalamazoo falcons

Young peregrine falcons are named

7/23/2015

The young Kalamazoo peregrines received their community names today.  The birds will still be identified by their official federal and state band numbers, but the Fifth Third Bank hosted a contest to give community names to three of the four 2015 hatchlings.  A panel of judges, including Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell, sorted through the forty names submitted from the community.  The fourth bird was previously named by a local classroom.

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Where are the brds?

7/19/2015

There is a “Where is Waldo?” contest currently going on in Kalamazoo.  Images of the cartoon character, Waldo are hiding in various businesses and if you find him, you can get your score sheet checked at that business.

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Am I a Boy or a Girl?

7/7/2015

In my blog posts, I often use pronouns of he, she, or s/he when referring to a bird.  In reality, I often don’t know for sure.  The gender of a falcon is recorded at the time of banding, based on size alone.

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FIFTH THIRD ASKS COMMUNITY TO NAME ENDANGERED PEREGRINE FALCONS

7/7/2015

KALAMAZOO, MICH- July 7, 2015 – Fifth Third Bank announced it is officially collecting name suggestions from the community to name three of Kalamazoo’s banded Peregrine Falcon chicks today.

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Fledgling Falcons at Training Camp

6/16/2015

The young Kalamazoo Peregrine falcons that are at summer flight camp got a visit from the Kalamzoo Gazette.  You can access the story here. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/06/fledgling_falcons_...

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Peregrine chicks get banded

5/28/2015

Wednesday morning, May 27, was a big day for the peregrine chicks. They got to meet Michigan Department Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Biologists, Nik Kalejs and Ken Kesson, who placed identification bands on their legs. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/05/kalamazoo_peregrin...

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How are you using the Peregrine Falcon Cam in your Classroom?

5/26/2015

We would like to learn how teachers and educators are using the Kalamazoo Peregrine Falcon cam in the classroom.

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Mom and Dad can fly!

5/24/2015

The chicks are at the toddler stage.  The larger chicks, especially, can stand on their legs and take wobbly steps.  They are starting to stretch their wings and there are hints of feathers along the edge of the wing. 

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Four chicks have hatched

5/13/2015

All four eggs have successfully hatched and the chicks (eyases) are keeping Mom and Dad busy.  The first 2 eggs hatched on May 4, 2015, the third egg hatched on May 5, and the last egg hatched on May 7.

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