Peregrine falcons return to Campanile, will be livestreamed 24/7

Mary Malec/Courtesy

In collaboration with several outside organizations, UC Berkeley has implemented two cameras to hopefully catch the raptors’ hatching season this year. Leaders from East Bay Regional Parks, the Institute for Wildlife Studies, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley, or MVZ, and the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, or GGRO, crowdfunded over $14,500, from 172 donors, for the cameras and their installation.
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Campanile’s baby peregrine falcons take flight

A pair of nesting peregrine falcons have called the top of the tower home since January. In May, the pair birthed two female eyasses, nicknamed Fiat and Lux by the campus community. Late Monday afternoon, Fiat “fledged,” or took flight, according to Mary Malec. After almost a week of waiting, she and other volunteer ornithologists gathered Thursday to see the second baby take the plunge.
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