A series of stunning photographs show the little falcons at the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile learning to flap their wings and fly.
Artists’ fascination with the raptors atop the UC Berkeley Campanile has led to paintings, drawings, digital art and a tattoo.
More than 5,000 people cast votes in the Cal Falcons naming contest. One of the two new falcon chicks was named in honor of Grinnell, the beloved bird who died March 31.
You have until Friday morning to choose from among 12 potential names for the new peregrine falcon chicks atop the Campanile.
On Friday, experts measured and banded the two chicks that hatched in early May. A contest started for the public to suggest names for the siblings by 6 p.m. on Memorial Day.
The first chick was born on May 5, the second on May 6. A third egg wasn’t viable.
UC Berkeley’s peregrine falcon family is expanding, and Cal Falcons is holding its annual Hatch Day festivities on Friday.
A record number of voters participated in a contest to name UC Berkeley’s new male peregrine falcon.
Vote by Sunday to give UC Berkeley’s New Guy a new name. The falcon has been courting Annie since Grinnell was found dead last month.
Just hours after her mate Grinnell’s death on March 31, Annie welcomed a new male falcon to the nest.
“We are all deeply saddened to report that Grinnell was found dead in downtown Berkeley this afternoon.”
Peregrine falcons are not known to just disappear for a week and then return. But defying the odds, Annie has returned to her nest.