Although no Peregrines have nested at this site for two years in a row, we are encouraged by several visits the pair has made to the nest box in late 2016 and early 2017.
Peregrine Falcons have nested in downtown Pittsburgh since 1991. For 21 years they nested at the Gulf Tower, then they left it for a new site across the street from Point Park University in 2012 and 2013. On March 10, 2014 they officially returned to the Gulf Tower when the female laid her first egg here. We presume this is the same pair who left two years ago, known as Louie and Dori, and are awaiting confirmation. For 2015, a brand new, high-definiton camera has been installed! Unfortunately, the same year the pair decided to nest elsewhere downtown. In 2016 the pair returned to the Gulf Building and showed interest in the nest box, but once again they elected to nest eslewhere.
For recent news and views about Pittsburgh's peregrines, visit "Outside My Window," Kate St. John's Bird Blog.
You can always join the conversation and share what you see on the National Aviary's Pittsburgh Peregrine Falcon Nest Cams using the hashtag #pghfalconcam and your observations will be shared!
Many thanks to our partners: Gulf Tower Management, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Robert Peirce and Associates, WildEarth, M&P Security Solutions, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Our sincere thanks to PixController, Inc. for providing many years of nest cam maintenance and support.
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