The city will require large housing projects and office buildings to include materials that prevent birds from flying into windows and other reflective features.
The raptors hatched in early April in a nest box at the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile.
Annie. Lou. Their three hungry hatchlings. Stay tuned to all the action atop the UC Berkeley Campanile via the Cal webcam.
Nearly 3,700 people cast votes to name Annie and Lou’s falcon offspring atop the UC Berkeley Campanile. “Ursula” barely missed the cut.
A contest to name the chicks began Friday. Less than a month ago, they hatched in their gravel nest box; now they are nearly full-sized and eating plenty of pigeon meat.
Shasta, a female peregrine falcon nesting atop San Jose City Hall, was confirmed to have died from avian influenza in late March. Shasta’s mate Sequoia — offspring of Annie and Grinnell — has also disappeared.
The first of Annie and Lou’s chicks hatched Monday afternoon. “Typically, all the eggs hatch within about 48 hours,” a Cal Falcons biologist said.
Lou is a “rock star,” both as a new mate for Annie and as a dad-to-be, Cal Falcons reports.
Annie’s new mate has been given a new name in a Cal Falcons contest. The bird will be named after a UC Berkeley alumna who was the partner of Annie’s namesake, the explorer and naturalist Annie Alexander.
Seven finalists have been chosen in a contest to name the new peregrine falcon at the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile.
Annie, the 9-year-old falcon atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile, lost her longtime mate Grinnell last year. His successor, Alden, is likely also gone. But plucky Annie’s found a third bird to love.
Writers share what they love about buffleheads, surf scoters and four other local avian species at risk from climate change in advance of the Berkeley Bird Festival on Oct. 16.