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This Year
Princess and Smiley returned together on March 10th and chose to nest in the west-side nestbox so their chicks have much more protection from the rain and cold. Four eggs were laid by April 16th and three of the four hatched out on May 19/20. We expect to band the chicks about the second week of June and they should take their first flights by the July long weekend.

But that's just our best guess, the peregrines will do things when they are good and ready.

2015 - only one cam this year - the Radisson cam for a tenth year courtesy of CBC Manitoba and Shaw Communications. Unfortunately the Radisson pair had chosen to nest on the east-side nestledge and the eggs were lost as a result of a bad storm on the Victoria Day Weekend about a week before the eggs were due to hatch. The cam ran for awhile longer so folks could enjoy watching Princess and Smiley who remained at the nestsite through the remainder of the summer. We were unable to resurrect the internet connection at McKenzie Seeds in Brandon.

2014 - the Radisson cam was back up and running for a ninth consecutive year which was advantageous as we had a new resident male and it is always useful to be able to see how the new partnership is working! Unfortunately our Brandon partner, Westman Communications, decided at the last minute not to particpate this year so we were unable to watch Hurricane and Brooklyn at McKenzie Seeds in downtown Brandon.

2013 - both the Radisson and Brandon cams were up and running in time to watch our resident birds incubating their eggs for a few days before hatch courtesy of CBC Manitoba, Shaw and Westman Communications.

2012 - a new nestbox and a microphone was added to the Brandon Falcon Cam and both the Falcon Cams ran from May to July enabling thousand of webcam viewers worldwide to watch this year's peregrine families from hatching to fledging.

2011 - this year our partner CBC Manitoba hosted two Falcon Cams - one in Winnipeg and the other in Brandon. Viewers watched Princess' and Ivy's family at the Radisson Hotel from new camera angles and listened to them with the addition of a microphone in the nestbox. Our second camera was at the McKenzie Seeds Building in Brandon where Hurricane and Brooklyn thanks to our new partners Resland Development and Westman Communications.

2010 - we had three pairs of peregrines nesting in Manitoba this year - a great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary! As a bonus all three pairs nested in nestboxes! Extra camera angles were added at the nestbox on the west-side of the Radisson Hotel which meant webcam viewers were able to watch the peregrines in the nestbox, on the ledge and as they fledged.

2009 - all the Radisson chicks survived (with flying colours!) and the Falcon Cam's popularity soared worldwide. The webcam exceeded 1 million visitors per month from the time the chicks hatched in May through until they fledged in July.

2008 - the Falcon Cam season was cut short when the three chicks at the Radisson Hotel died due to exposure during a heavy rain event on June 6th.

2007 - an upgrade of equipment at the Radisson Hotel and the CBC Manitoba/Shaw Falcon Cam became the only live-streaming peregrine cam on the internet and thousands of visitors followed the lives of the four chicks from hatching to first flights.

2006 - CBC Manitoba and Shaw partnered with the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project to provide Manitobans (and the rest of the world) with an intimate look at peregrines nesting on the Radisson Hotel. The camera remained live from incubation through fledging.

1998 - the Winnipeg Free Press hosts our first peregrine webcam at the Radisson Hotel (then still the Delta Winnipeg Hotel) for three weeks. This was one of the first webcams in the world to "watch" nesting peregrine falcons.