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Newborn Falcon Needs A Name; You Can Help

May 22, 2016

High above the streets of downtown Rochester sits a Peregrine Falcons nest.

Credit rfalconcam.com

Originally founded in 1994, on top of the Kodak Office Tower, the Rochester Peregrine Falcon Project set up a nest box to simulate the flacon's natural cliff habitat.

In 2008, the nest was moved to the Times Square Building, where falcons have migrated too and from ever since. 

Thanks to Rfalconcam.com, Five cameras are set around the nest, to give you an up close and personal view into the world of these falcons as they raise their young.

In early May, 4 falcons, or eyas, hatched in the nest and Rfalconcam’s Naming Committee received nearly 100 name suggestions for the birds. They have narrowed down the selections to about 10 names in 3 categories: male, female, and gender-neutral. Voting closes Monday night.