Peregrine Falcons are back to Brussels

A pair of peregrine falcons are back on top of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral in the spring of 2018. This year they have 4 eggs.

Like every year, a camera shows the life of these birds without disturbing them. The observation post at the Cathedral can be visited to view the live images, each day and 24 hours a day, from 5 April 2018.

According to Falcons for Everyone “They had completely disappeared in Belgium and in most areas in Europe. The culprits: poaching, hunting, habitat disruption, but most of all the use of pesticides like DDT. But then people mobilized to find solutions for these problems, and they worked! The Falcons have returned!

It was in 2004 that a couple of Peregrine Falcons first settled at the top of the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, in the heart of Brussels. Since then, 12 couples have nested in different places in a city with a million inhabitants”.

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