Peregrine Falcons in Providence at 111 Westminster Street, 2000-2019

Peregrine Falcons in Providence Timeline

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Where have the offspring hatched and banded in Providence gone to?
By the end of summer, the adults falcons have finished teaching their offspring how to fly, hunt, and survive on their own. At that time, the young falcons leave begin life on their own and find their own territory. Sadly, less than 50% will make it to one year old. So, it’s great when we get positive reports from wherever they’ve gone.


C/A: female Peregrine Falcon
hatched and banded in Providence, May 2009

Since 2011, C/A has been living at Custom House Tower in Boston where she has raised over 20 chicks! Way to go, C/A! Thank you to Mass Audubon for their sighting report and photograph.

Peregrine Falcons in Providence


85/BD: female Peregrine Falcon
hatched and banded in Providence, May 2017

On June 23, 2017, 85/BD was photographed in Providence while learning to hunt with her mother. August 19, 2017, she was seen successfully catching pigeons on her own, still in Providence. Eight days later on August 27, 2017, she was photographed by Marcy Ford in Wellfleet, MA (100 miles from Providence, RI) starting life independently. A new sighting was reported on February 14, 2019, by Robert Helder at the Palisades Cliffs in Alpine, NJ (280 miles from Wellfleet, MA). Now nearly two years old and in beautiful adult plumage, she’s not far from Manhattan… perhaps she’ll nest on a skyscraper in NYC! Good luck, 85/BD! Thank you to Marcy Ford and Robert Helder for their sighting reports and photographs.

Peregrine Falcons in Providence


99/BS: male Peregrine Falcon
hatched and banded in Providence, May 2018

On June 7, 2018, young 99/BS exited the downtown nest box but was not quite ready to fly yet when a strong wind blew him off the building and he glided down to the sidewalk below. He was quickly surrounded by gawking humans, and one of them contacted me via social media. Luckily he was unharmed so we brought him back up to the 28th floor to rejoin his family and wished him the best. On September 15, he was spotted by Claire Gruneberg in Warwick, looking handsome and healthy. It’s great to know he survived the summer and was off to look for a territory to call his own. Good luck, 99/BS! Thank you to Claire Grunsberg her sighting report and photograph.

Peregrine Falcons in Providence