The peregrine falcons that have made their nest atop Cal’s Campanile for the past three years are back — and they have laid three eggs so far.
Over 250 bird lovers fanned out through Berkeley, Oakland and adjacent cities on Sunday as part of the count, the longest-running community science initiative in the world.
Several of Berkeley’s most beloved backyard birds are at risk from the climate crisis, according to a new report from the National Audubon Society.
After months of being glued to every move made by a family of peregrine falcons on the UC Berkeley campus, the two chicks that hatched in April have fledged.
All the activities of two falcons that have made Cal their temporary home for the second year, including the eventual hatching of their eggs, can be watched live via two webcams.
The new Heyday book, by Berkeley native Oliver James, is part field guide, part coffee-table topper and part political call to action.
Two adult peregrines who have been living high above Cal for two years look like they are about to mate again. Last year the campus was riveted by the birth of two chicks.
Over 320 people signed up for the 77th annual Oakland Christmas Bird Count which uncovered some species in Berkeley that are rare in the Bay Area.
Fledgling peregrine falcon Lux, one of two chicks born on UC Berkeley’s Campanile in May, died Tuesday after flying into a window on the 10th floor of Evans Hall on campus.
‘Fledglings fly well, but land badly,’ warns a raptor nest monitor. So the Campanile peregrine chicks will have an army of volunteers on fledgewatch.
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animal in the world. They were also once nearly extinct. Meet the Cal Campanile’s first-known peregrine falcon family.
A citizen group the and Berkeley-based Golden Gate Audubon recently published a bird survey of the Bulb and Neck that found about 90 species use the 33-acre area.