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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2023 / ? & ?
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NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2023 / ? & ?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 18:44 »
    Woodmen Tower (formerly, Woodmen of the World Tower, home of WoodmenLife)
    Omaha, Nebraska


     


    webcam link: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/nebraska/omaha/falconcam/?cam=falcon_omaha (updated March 2022) - cam is not live year-round

    n the 1950s, the peregrine falcon population plummeted. The species was placed on the endangered list as scientists bred peregrines in captivity and released them into wild areas.  Some of these birds migrated to skyscrapers in eastern cities. As cliff dwellers, peregrine falcons flourished in urban settings, where tall buildings are plentiful. An abundance of pigeons and starlings supplied the falcons' diet.  Biologists recognized this adaptation to city buildings and began releasing them on urban rooftops. In 1988, the Nebraska Peregrine Falcon Project released a pair of peregrine falcons atop the Woodmen Tower, which was the tallest building in downtown Omaha at the time.

    Resident Pairs & Offspring:
    • 2022 - Mintaka & Chayton ---> no chicks, Chayton died of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the nestbox during incubation
    • 2021 - Mintaka & Chayton --> 4 chicks fledged, no info on genders or names
    • 2020 - Mintaka & Chayton --> no info found
    • 2019 - Mintaka & Chayton --> 2 females, 1 male - names pending
    • 2018 - Mintaka & Chayton --> Liberty (f), Justice (f) & Freedom (f)
    • 2017 - Mintaka & Charity --> ABEL (m), IsABEL (f), AdoABEL (f) & CapABEL (f)
    • 2016 - Mintaka & Charity --> Hunter (m), Dakota (f), Cheyenne (f), Endura (f)
    • 2015 - Mintaka & Charity --> Max (m), Charlotte (f), Penelope (f) & Lilly (f)
    • 2014 - Mintaka & Hera --> Hans (m), Olaf (m), Anna (f) & Elsa (f)
    • 2013 - Mintaka & Hera --> Big O (m), Joslyn (f), Orpheum (f) & Durham (f)
    • 2012 - Mintaka & Hera --> Douglas (m), Dodge (m), Farnam (m), Cass (f) & Harney (f)
    • 2011 - Zeus & Hera --> Mae (f), Amelia (f), Sally (f), Rosa (f) & Melba (f) 
    • 2010 - Zeus & Hera --> Ponca (m), Oto (m), Kiowa (f) & Dakota (f)
    • 2009 - Zeus & Hera --> Magnus (m), Inina (f), Willow (f) & Isis (f)
    • 2008 - Zeus & Hera --> two unnamed chicks, died pre-banding age
    • 2007 - Zeus & Hera --> Skyler (m), Spirit (f), Patriot (f) & Victory (f)
    • 2006 - Zeus & Hera --> Integrity (m), unnamed (m), Peace (f) & Honour (f)
    • 2005 - Zeus & Amelia --> Athena (f)
    • 2004 - Zeus & Amelia --> Monica (f), Rachel (f) & Phoebe (f)
    • 2003 - Zeus & Amelia --> Freedom (m) & Glory (f)
    • 2002 - Zeus & Amelia --> unnamed (m), Faith (f), Hope (f) & Liberty (f)
    • 2001 - Zeus & Amelia --> two male chicks, 1 female chick, all unnamed
    • 2000 - Zeus & Amelia --> no nest
    • 1999 - Zeus & Winnie --> Spike (m), Doorly (m), unnamed (m), Goldie (f) & Joslyn (f) 
    • 1998 - Zeus & Winnie --> Offutt (m), Maverick (m) Tower (m), Omaha (f) & Husker (f) 
    • 1997 - Zeus & Winnie --> four chicks all die due to unseasonably hot weather
    • 1996 - Zeus** & Winnie --> four chicks, two survive = Olympus (m) & Atlanta (f)
    • 1995 - Sky King & KayCee - lone chick does not survive
    • 1994 - Sky King & KayCee* - 3 chicks, only Sokol (f) survives
    • 1993 - Woody II & Windy --> three infertile eggs laid
    • 1992 - Woody II & Windy --> Skywalker (m) Aerial (f) & Zenith (f)
    • 1991 - Woody II returns to Woodmen Tower
    • 1990 - Woody II returns to Woodmen Tower
    • 1989 - hack-release --> five chicks released but only two are named = Woody II (m) & Sky King (m)
    • 1988 - hack-release --> Woody (m), Newf (m), L.C. (m), Happy (f), Pappy (f), Falco (f) & Willa (f)
    * Windy killed by KayCee in the spring during territorial battle over the nestsite
    ** Zeus involved in territorial battle it is believed with Sky King; Sky King later observed in Lincoln, Nebraska


    Manitoba Connections

    From 2012 to the present, the resident male has been Mintaka (2010 Lincoln NE) wild-hatch.  Mintaka is the son of Alley (2004 Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg) and 19K (2001 Des Moines Iowa).  Mintaka has had, to-date three mates (in order) Hera, Charity and Chayton and has raised (so far) a total of 35 chicks. 

    From 1996-1999, the resident pair was Zeus (1994 Rochester NY) and Winnie (1994 U of Manitoba in Winnipeg).  Winnie laid a total of 18 eggs (4:4:5:5), all the eggs hatched and 11 survived past their first year.  Of those 11, 4 have been resident birds in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and North Dakota.  Winnie is a child of T-Rex and Burnsie.  T-Rex was the resident male at the University and later the Radisson and is from the first wild nest in the province after our reintroduction efforts began in 1981.  T-Rex was also the father of Trey.[/list]