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Peregrine Falcon Chicks, June 2013A longstanding partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve the rare Peregrine Falcon species is now a proven success. 

Peregrines at the I-90 bridge over the Connecticut River in Chicopee/West Springfield have nested in the special box placed on the bridge.  The young falcons can be seen, left.

MassWildlife working with MassDOT installed the current peregrine falcon nest box on the I-90 bridge in 2011.

 

Peregrine Falcon Banding, June 2013

MassDOT this week also assisted in the "banding" of four additional Peregrine Falcons. 

These falcons, two male and two female, have been placed in a nesting box on the Route 9 Bridge over the Connecticut River in Northampton/Hadley.

Banding allows MassWildlife officials to track the health and growth of the falcons, a species lost from the state in the 1950’s in large part due to the use of DDT. 

MassDOT Highway and Environmental officials are pleased to assist in providing nesting and securing a future for the falcons, in keeping with our GreenDOT environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative.

 

 

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