Peregrine falcons regularly nest in the tower of Mackay Heating Plant, on the east side of the UB South Campus. Classified as an endangered species in New York State, peregrine falcons were wiped out from the Eastern United States in the 1960s, mainly due to pesticide residues in their prey. Thanks to protection efforts like the one at UB, NY’s falcons are on the rebound.
Visit our webcam each spring to watch these amazing animals grow and spread their wings!
This nest box was installed at the request of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The box was designed and is maintained by their highly trained wildlife biologists. UB works with DEC staff to provide access to the nest box, and has installed multiple cameras to provide the community with a peek into the lives of these amazing creatures. UB does not have a wildlife biologist on staff and refers all questions regarding the falcons to the experts at DEC.
On mobile devices, the Falcon Cam is best viewed using iOS.