Genesee Valley Audubon Society and Rfalconcam recently announced the arrival of three peregrine falcon eyases atop the Times Square Building at Exchange Boulevard and Broad Street in Rochester.
The young falcons are cared for by their mother, Beauty, and father, Dot.ca. It will take five to six weeks until they are mature enough to fly.
This is the 12th year of the Rfalconcam, which allows the public to monitor the activities of an endangered species.
“Genesee Valley Audubon Society is proud to offer Rochester and the world a window into the life of a peregrine falcon family,” said June Summers, president. “This is a great learning opportunity for families to share with their children this summer. We hope you visit the site often. Don’t miss an exciting minute.”
The website has five cameras with a live-streaming video. Other features include two blogs, discussion forums, a Facebook page, tweets from watchers on-location, photo archives, falcon-themed merchandise and educational materials for teachers and school classes.
Volunteer falcon watchers are needed. Those interested in learning about the family life and behavior of peregrine falcons, as well as helping to keep watch on the young ones as they start to fly, are invited to join Genesee Valley Audubon for an orientation meeting at 9 a.m. on June 2 at the Times Square Building.
Call (585) 865-6047 or visit rfalconcam.com for information.