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  • Location: Great Spirit Bluff, Minnesota, USA
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  • Info: Live streaming webcams featuring peregrine falcons breeding, nesting and raising their young at the Great Spirit Bluff in Minnesota. The nest box is placed on the side of the cliff face. There are two webcams with views inside the nest box and outside.

More info: In Minnesota in the past, peregrine falcons nested primarily on cliff ledges along rivers and lakes. These days they tend to nest mainly on buildings and bridges in urban settings however they also use historic eyries on cliffs along Lake Superior and several lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness as well as along the Mississippi River in the rugged bluff country of the southeastern part of the state. Because peregrine falcons specialize in preying upon other birds which are caught and killed in mid-air, they prefer open non-forested areas for hunting.

Many peregrine falcons migrate thousands of miles to spend the winter in Mexico and Central and South America but some overwinter in the United States, including Minnesota. They return to their northern breeding grounds in late April to early May. Generally 2-3 eggs are laid and hatchlings usually fledge at 42 days, but they remain with their parents for several more weeks while learning to fly and hunt.