peregrine falcon nesting in belgium


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  • Location: Oudenaarde, Belgium
  • Source: Weercamera
  • Info: Live peregrine falcon webcam in Oudenaarde in Belgium. The webcam is located at the St. Walburga Church Tower in Oudenaarde City Centre. Oudenaarde is located on the left bank of the river Scheldt in the Flemish province of East Flanders.

More info: Peregrine falcons had completely disappeared in Belgium at the beginning of the 1970s, as well as almost every other country in Europe, due to poaching, hunting, habitat destruction and most of all the use of pesticide like DDT.

The peregrine falcon is Belgium's largest native falcon and today, there are around 180 pairs of peregrine falcons in Belgium. Twelve peregrine couples have settled in Brussels alone, including a pair since 2004, in the tower of the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula in the heart of the capital city.