Mariah has nested here since 1998, mated first with Cabot-Sirocco until he disappeared in 2002, and since then, with her new mate Kaver. Her total offspring to date; 34 chicks, or eyases.
They are currently incubating four eggs. You can get to know this happy family on the Rochester Falconcam.
The Cleveland Peregrine Falcons are nesting at the Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio. SW and Buckeye have been sucessfully nesting here for five years. There are currently three eggs in the nest box. The previous female, Zenith, occupied the nest site for nine seasons before being killed by SW in a territorial battle in 2002.
Peregrine Falcon numbers are steadily increasing since they were put on the Endangered Species List. Nearly decimated by pesticides 30 years ago, recovery programs such as the ones in Rochester and Cleveland are helping to increase their numbers. Peregrines have been introduced to new urban habitats: tall buildings, bridges, and grain elevators, and now flourish in more than 25 North American cities, feasting primarily on pigeons, starlings, sparrows, and other urban birds.