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Current Event August 21, 2015

Falcons in Skyscrapers


Peregrine falcons are making skyscrapers in many large cities their new homes. By living in urban areas and nesting on tall bridges and skyscrapers instead of cliffs, they have plentiful food and safe nesting areas. In Massachusetts, there are now about 35 pair of these previously endangered birds, more than there have ever been. The population rebounded after the birds shifted their habitat. Some are nesting in skyscrapers in downtown Boston. Listen to this story about three fledgling peregrine falcons who are learning to fly from their nest on the 19th floor of Boston University housing tower.

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AIR DATE: 08/05/2015


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