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