Peregrine Falcons Call Central Terminal Home

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM EDT


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Wednesday that Peregrine Falcons are nesting for the first time at Buffalo's historic Central Terminal. The nest is home to 5 chicks, and is protected by two adults. Biologists banded the 5 falcon chicks to track and record vital information on the bird's movements and survival in the wild. Other nest locations include: the University at Buffalo South Campus, the Statler Towers, and the Grand Island Bridges. The Buffalo-Niagara area now boasts the largest urban Peregrine Falcon population in Upstate New York.