Meet The River Hawks

Welcome to Hawk Watch

You are watching live video of the university’s resident peregrine falcons - our honorary River Hawks - as they mate, hatch and raise their chicks on top of Fox Hall. The female falcon, Merri, was able to find a new mate after her previous one, Mack, died unexpectedly in June last year. 

Learn more about the 2015 nesting season.

How To Watch The Live Video Stream

Please click on the “play” buttons to start the video streams. To view them in full screen, move the cursor over the image and click on the double arrows on the lower right corner. To go back to the regular view, click on “Exit full screen.” If your session expires, just click on “Continue watching” to resume the stream.

Attention: teachers, students, parents and friends!

Are you or someone you know using the falcons as a teaching tool in the classroom? We'd love to hear about it. Please email and let us know.

NEWS UPDATE (June 23): Young Falcons Are Now Soaring High!

NEWS UPDATE (June 12): Baby Falcon Reunited Safely with His Family

More Falcons news.


Please Remember

During the nesting period, as the baby falcons mature and eventually leave the nest, please do not call the UMass Lowell Police Department or other emergency services.

If you don’t see the falcons or are concerned for other reasons, do not fret. A dedicated group of staff and volunteers are monitoring the falcons, eggs and eventually the chicks around the clock. They will alert the appropriate authorities when necessary.

We will continue to post updates here as well as on Facebook and Twitter if something noteworthy happens.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Again, please do not call the UMass Lowell Police Department or other emergency services.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Mercier Electric & Communications, Inc. for sponsoring and installing the nest camera.