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Du Bois Library Falcons

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As the falcons fledge, we invite you to pledge!


We hope you enjoy the Falcon Cam. This site provides live video streaming of Peregrine Falcons and is intended for educational and entertainment purposes to give you a glimpse inside nature. The birds are wild and in order for the chicks to fledge successfully under observation, we let nature take its course as much as possible. Human intervention with the falcons is never taken lightly. If the need to intervene should arise, the Library works with university, state, and federal agencies to determine when and if this will occur. We hope you understand that we care deeply for the falcons and do whatever we can to help them thrive while respecting the natural balance.

Peregrine Falcons have successfully nested on the roof of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst for the past 13 years.  A live webcam was installed in 2013 thanks to the UMass Amherst Facilities Planning Division, UMass Amherst Information Technology, the Libraries' Systems and Web Management Department, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), and the Friends of the Libraries.

Questions about the Falcon Cam? Contact Carol Connare