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Four baby peregrine falcons hatched in early May high above the downtown Evanston streets at the Evanston Public Library. The library has been home to eight consecutive generations of the world’s fastest birds hatching over twenty peregrine falcons.

“For the past several years, a pair of peregrine falcons has nested on one of the columns along the south side of the library and at least one baby falcon has successfully fledged each year,” explained Evanston Public Library Director Mary Johns. “While the nest cannot be viewed directly from either inside or outside the building, the library has set up a webcam which transmits a streaming live image for all to enjoy.” The falcon cam is accessible here>>>

The public is invited to join staff in naming and banding of this year’s brood of baby peregrine falcons, an ongoing tradition of the Evanston Public Library Peregrine Falcon Program, on Tuesday, May 31st at 11 a.m., on the third floor of the library. Mary Hennen and Matt Gies, representatives from Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and the Shedd Aquarium, will oversee the delicate operation. Learn more about the falcons here>>>