Peregrines of Monte Mario

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A few years ago Ornis italica installed a nest box on the tower of the ACEA Water Plant in Monte Mario, Rome, because it seemed like a perfect place for a peregrine falcon nest. In 2020, our yearly inspection brought us splendid news: a couple of peregrines has made it their home! In 2021 we will start following this new nest in real time.

We thank ACEA for the availability and technical support in managing this nest box.

Since 2004 Ornis italica, the association of ornithologists running the Birdcam.it project, is in charge of installing and maintaining webcams on the nests of wild birds. All webcams broadcast to www.birdcam.it.

Work in progress

Our nest boxes are perfect for falcons but often not easily accessible by humans. We’re delaying maintenance to avoid any disturbance to the couple during egg-laying, the most delicate phase of the breeding season. We’ll restore the webcam as soon as we can be sure we are not interfering with it.

We thank ACEA for the availability and technical support in managing this nest box.