Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Continued Viewing Opportunity

Since we are experiencing a change at the Columbus nest, the Division of Wildlife is going to take this opportunity to show case another Ohio nest.
We are happy to introduce you to a pair of peregrine falcons nesting on the Chase Bank building in downtown Lima, Ohio!
Lima has a long history of peregrine falcons, with the first birds arriving in 1998. In mid-March of 2018, a trail camera was placed on the box, in hopes of tracking their nesting success. Join us as we follow them through the 2018 nesting season! The blog below will be updated regularly with information and photos captured by the camera to keep us updated on their progress.


Wednesday, March 07, 2018

2018 Season Update

Hello Everyone!
As construction moves along with the Rhodes Tower, ODNR Division of Wildlife has worked with the Rhodes Tower staff to exclude the peregrines from using the building as a nesting location.

(Above picture of an exclusion net on the Rhodes Tower.)

Last fall Division staff installed two nest boxes on the Riffe Center, in hopes the peregrines would start nesting at this new location. As mentioned in previous posts, the Riffe Center is not foreign area to the falcons; employees at the building occasionally report that the birds perch on the ledges.

Unfortunately the birds have been seen in the area but not using the Riffe Center location for anything other than a feeding station. We have been monitoring the boxes and ledge area with a trail camera, but only pigeons have been spotted.

Since we have not been able to locate the birds we are unable to provide a live-feed camera for the 2018 nesting season. Until we can figure out if and where the falcons will nest downtown, we must rely on the trail camera photos and viewers in the downtown area to let us know of the falcons' whereabouts!

If you see the Columbus peregrines frequenting a particular building, we urge you to report their location by emailing

(Above is a view of one of the Riffe Center nest boxes from the Rhodes Tower.)