In case you haven’t heard …
Yesterday’s blog spread the news that Pittsburgh’s Downtown peregrines are under threat. Dori and Louie’s family will be split up and their four chicks — less than two weeks old — will be permanently taken away from them if the development at Keystone Flats acts on the “taking” permit they have received from U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
We don’t know yet if the developer will act on the permit but we do know that word is spreading on Facebook and in the news. News coverage yesterday, April 29, included:
- Developer asks to remove peregrine falcons from downtown Pittsburgh building by Mary Ann Thomas at Trib-Live
- WTAE evening news, April 29
- In the Los Angeles Times: Developer seeks to relocate young falcons from downtown nest.
- WPXI morning news on April 30
- WJPA news, Washington, PA
- KDKA noon news
The developer could change his mind and leave the chicks in place. Click here for information on what you can do to keep this peregrine family together.
(This photo of the Downtown peregrine family is a stand-in from 2014 when the chicks were the same age as this year’s are now. We don’t have photos of the family this year.)