Rescuing the FalconCam

In certain birdwatching circles, Cleveland has become famous for its nest of peregrine falcons on a 12th floor ledge of the Terminal Tower. Thousands of bird lovers from all over the world have been able to watch the birds via the Falcon Web Cam, which has been hosted as a free community service by local Internet service provider APK.net.

In July 2003, however, APK.net was bought out by a larger company, E-xpedient. And fans of the FalconCam grew concerned that the plug would be pulled on the site and its three cameras.

But we are pleased to report that APK.net's former owner (who has retained ownership of the FalconCam equipment) and staff worked hard to find a suitable nonprofit organization to assume responsibility for the site. In 2004, EcoCity Cleveland was proud to host FalcomCam and help it maintain its presence as a community asset.

In 2005, EcoCity Cleveland and the partners involved in maintaining FalconCam found a more long-range home for the falcons at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the site's new host. We continue to support the presence of FalconCam as a living example of a city in balance with nature.

 

 

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Cuyahoga Bioregion
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Sample photos from the FalconCam on the Terminal Tower.

 

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