Peregrine falcons nesting on Alcatraz hatch 4 chicks amid stormy weather


A video recording capture of a female peregrine falcon peering at four unhatched eggs of varying colors.

A pair of nesting peregrine falcons on Alcatraz Island successfully hatched four chicks in April.

“The efforts to monitor nesting peregrines on Alcatraz are very exciting,” Teresa Ely, senior program manager at the Parks Conservancy’s Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. “Their local population has rebounded, and it’s amazing to see these birds thrive in habitats that act as sanctuaries amongst urban landscapes.”


San Francisco Chronicle


April 12, 2023