WSU Falcons

Wayne State's Old Main building has been home to a bonded pair of Peregrine Falcons since 2016. Our Falcon Cam allows researchers and the public alike to monitor these fascinating birds of prey 24 hours a day. 

WSU researchers need your help to collect data! If you see something interesting (chicks fledging the nest, etc.) near Old Main or on the stream, let us know by using #WSUFalcons on Twitter and Instagram.

Wondering what our baby falcons are up to?

Keep up with them: @WSUFalcons on Instagram. Researchers will also post updates on the Warrior Wildlife blog. 

A bird's eye view

WSU Falcons


In Detroit, Wayne State University's new female peregrine falcon is Lillie, and she has Detroit roots!

Date Location Parents Offspring
2018 Port Washington, WI Beasley (m) and Brinn (f) Lillie (f) ð“…ƒ
2014 Milwaukee, WI Lightning (m) and Tahoe (f) Beasley (m)
2012 Oak Creek, WI Eclipse (f) and Scott (m) Lightning (m)
2009 Columbus, OH Orville (m, 2003) and Scout (f, 2005) Eclipse (f)
2005 Detroit Fischer Bldg. Alpha (f) and Maumee (m) Scout (f)
2003 Dayton, OH Snowball (f) and Mercury (m) Orville (m)
2000 Cleveland, OH Clearpath (f) and Wizard (m) Snowball (f)
1997 Detroit Book Bldg. Pop (m) and Judy (f) Clearpath (f)

m = male, f = female

Falcon Cam conception

With this new video stream, WSU researchers will now be able to collect and share data on the whole brood, year after year. "This camera is going to be our eyes and ears when it comes to keeping tabs on the peregrines," says Michelle Serreyn, a two-time CLAS alumna and lab coordinator in the biology department. "Not only to monitor their behavior but if something happens to one of the chicks, if one of them gets sick, now we'll be able to help." Anyone with an internet connection will be able to watch the birds, day or night, and assist with data collection.

Falcon Cam drawings

Falcon Cam archive