Falcon Cam

Falcon Cam

Peregrine Falcons have nested in downtown Pittsburgh since 1991. For 21 years they nested at the Gulf Tower, then they left it for a new site across the street from Point Park University in 2012 and 2013. On March 10, 2014 they officially returned to the Gulf Tower when the female laid her first egg here. We presume this is the same pair who left two years ago, known as Louie and Dori.

This cam is made possible by the National Aviary, PixController, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

  • Peregrine Falcons are common throughout the world. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
  • They typically nest at heights ranging from 25 to 1,300 feet. They prefer mountainous ledges and cliffs but will also nest on man-made structures including skyscrapers.
  • Unlike other bird species, falcons do not build nests out of materials like twigs and grass. Instead, their nests are scrapes created by making a depression in a surface of sand, rock, soil, or other substrate.
  • Their diet consists primarily of other birds which are caught in mid-air flight.
  • A young falcon is commonly called a nestling or eyas.

Peregrine Falcons have nested in downtown Pittsburgh since 1991. For 21 years they nested at the Gulf Tower, then they left it for a new site across the street from Point Park University in 2012 and 2013.