Falcon Live Cam

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Peregrine Falcons at the Detroit Zoo

A new Peregrine falcon family is now residing in the Detroit Zoo’s water tower nest box. The female falcon has been identified as a bird named Velcro who was hatched in 2016 from a site near Toronto, Ontario. The male falcon is unbanded. Their chicks hatched on May 23, 24 and 27.

Last year’s couple, male Justice and female KJ who successfully fledged four chicks, have not returned to this nesting site.

Thank you to the Michigan DNR for helping us with the nest box design, and also to Metro Wireless and Spiritech for helping with the network and camera setup. This live stream will be active from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

NOTE: These falcons are wild animals and free to come and go; there won’t always be activity in the nest box.