Two adult peregrines who have been living high above Cal for two years look like they are about to mate again. Last year the campus was riveted by the birth of two chicks.
Over 320 people signed up for the 77th annual Oakland Christmas Bird Count which uncovered some species in Berkeley that are rare in the Bay Area.
Fledgling peregrine falcon Lux, one of two chicks born on UC Berkeley’s Campanile in May, died Tuesday after flying into a window on the 10th floor of Evans Hall on campus.
‘Fledglings fly well, but land badly,’ warns a raptor nest monitor. So the Campanile peregrine chicks will have an army of volunteers on fledgewatch.
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animal in the world. They were also once nearly extinct. Meet the Cal Campanile’s first-known peregrine falcon family.
A citizen group the and Berkeley-based Golden Gate Audubon recently published a bird survey of the Bulb and Neck that found about 90 species use the 33-acre area.