Updates from the nest box...
|May 21, 2018||The new Providence Peregrine brood is officially banded! There are two males and two females this year. Keep viewing - within the next few days the chicks will begin to stand, walk and rest on their feet rather than tarsi (lower leg bone). Wing feathers can already be spotted – in a week or so the chicks will appear speckled as more and more feathers grow in.|
|May 1, 2018||All four eggs have hatched - welcome to the world, hatchlings! The incubation time was 33 days. Keep tuning in over the next month as they grow!|
|April 30, 2018||Hatched! Around 10 am we confirmed that one chick has hatched.|
|April 28, 2018||The webcam is back online - thank you for your patience!|
|April 23, 2018||Spring cleaning! Today we will head up to the top of the Superman building to clean off the webcam lens.|
|March 28, 2018||There are now four eggs! Peregrine Falcons incubate their eggs for 28 to 33 days. That means we should have hatchlings by the end of April.|
|March 27, 2018||The Providence Peregrine Webcam is live for viewing. There are three eggs now.|
|March 23, 2018||Audubon staff and Peter Green of Providence Raptors journeys up to the nest box. “Both of our banded adults (together for 3 years) have been displaced by an un-banded pair! So, disappointingly, we’ll never know where they came from. But, at least they are successful breeders – they already have 2 eggs."|
Peter Green of Providence Raptors has created the breeding timeline below to help you keep track of who's who!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
Visit Rhode Island's largest nature center and aquarium. Walk the trails through meadows and marshes to Narragansett Bay. Say hello to Finn and Atlanta, our resident Red-tailed Hawks.
Remembering Alfred L. Hawkes
Al passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He served as Audubon Society of Rhode Island Executive Director from 1958 to 1993 and guided Audubon through its most critical growth period. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested memorial contributions to be made to Audubon.