Ornithologists, bird watchers celebrate as falcons hatch at UMontréal

Ornithologists and bird watchers alike had their eyes on the 23rd floor of a tower on Université de Montréal’s campus last week, as Eve the peregrine falcon welcomed two babies—called eyas—to the world. “It’s always exciting,” said UMontréal research associate Eve Belisle. “They’re going to grow very fast and they’re going to be able to fly at about 45 days of age. After that, they learn to fly and then they learn to hunt.” A livestream of the nest has been monitored closely by the community over the last few weeks in anticipation of the hatching. Belisle explained that the eyas will be out of the nest by the end of the summer.

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