Falcon nest in Sagrada Familia

Falcon nest Sagrada Familia

Sometimes there is a peregrine falcon's nest - 'nido de halcones peregrinos' - in the bell tower of Gaudi's unfinished church Sagrada Famlia in Barcelona. Peregrine falcons in Barcelona - called el halcón peregrino in Spanish and Falcon peregrinus brookei in latin.  The nest is in the bell tower of St. Bartholomew in the Passion Facade of the Sagrada Familia and the live webcam is switched on , when falcons are nesting and until the chicks fly the nest.

Peregrine falcons nesting in Barcelona were a regular sight in the city Barcelona until 1973 with the last known nest in the church of Santa Maria del Mar in the Born area of Barcelona.

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To replenish the falcons of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council started a programme of reintroduction in 1999. By 2003 47 falcons had been released in Barcelona and in the years between 2004 and 2008, an amazing 39 baby falcons were born in Barcelona. Other Spanish cities have started similar initiatives in cities such as Girona, Lerida, Tarragona, Valencia, Seville, Cordoba and Salamanca, and others.
Live webcams Barcelona
Address Sagrada Famlia church Barcelona
About Barcelona falcons (in Catalan language)
About Peregrine Falcon
Bird center Cim d’Àligues (Eagle’s Peak)

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