Three peregrine falcon eggs hatch in Wood County Courthouse clock tower

One eggs remain unhatched

Bowling Green welcomed its newest falcon to town this afternoon.

Three of four peregrine falcon eggs hatched Wednesday in the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse. The first view of the hatched eggs can be seen on the Falcon Cam, which is provided by a partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University.

“Spring is on the way and our falcon family hanging around the Courthouse nesting box is a sure sign,” said Andrew Kalmar, Wood County administrator. “This is the 10th year we will be able to watch the falcons grow their family. The Courthouse falcons have attracted the interest of many people over the years, and we are glad they are back.”

It is well known that the peregrine falcon is BGSU’s official mascot. Ten years ago, a pair of the raptors took refuge in the clock tower located just two blocks west of campus.

“We love that the peregrine falcons have made a tradition of calling Bowling Green home,” said Dave Kielmeyer, BGSU chief marketing and communications officer. “The bond the falcons have formed with the town and BGSU is fitting, given our University mascot.”

The first egg was laid in mid-March, and there’s typically a 33-day gestation period. For more information about the peregrine falcons in the courthouse clock tower, visit the University's Falcon Cam webpage.