Wayne State's Old Main building has been home to Isabella and Freedom, a bonded pair of Peregrine Falcons, since 2016. This Falcon Cam now 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.
The falcons are on vacation and will be returning February 2020! Until then, enjoy some views of the snowy skies from the live cam and see some clips and photos from our falcons in 2019.
Wondering what our baby falcons are up to? Keep up with them: @WSUFalcons on Instagram.
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.