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A brown falcon flying through a clear blue sky.

Meet The River Hawks

Videos

Peregrine falcons are the world’s fastest birds, capable of diving from great heights at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. These majestic raptors tend to nest on rocky cliffs as well as on tall buildings and structures in heavily urbanized areas.

Since 2007, a pair of peregrine falcons has called UMass Lowell’s East Campus home. As of spring 2015, they have successfully hatched and raised a total of 20 chicks in a pair of gravel-filled wooden nest boxes mounted on the roof of 18-story Fox Hall. Here are some video playlists from previous nesting seasons.