Three peregrine falcon chicks hatched by Friday, and are now growing up under the watchful gaze of all of Boise.
Want to celebrate migratory birds? Of course you do. Here’s how: On May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey is hosting their International Migratory Bird Day Celebration at 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise. There will be games, prizes and live bird presentations.
The Peregrine Fund, a non-profit organization based in Boise that supports research into the falcons, has broadcast their live webcam footage of a falcon nest in Boise since 2008.
In 2016, they’re happy to see another set of healthy chicks, said Erin Katzner, community engagement director for The Peregrine Fund.
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“It’s becoming kind of a spring Idaho tradition,” she said.
Two of the chicks hatched Thursday, and the last hatched Friday. All appear healthy, Katzner said.
“They’re doing really well,” she said, before adding “They’re very adorable.”
The chicks are expected to be fully feathered and fledged within 6 weeks, Katzner said.