Voting open until noon Thursday to name Peregrine falcons

UW-Green Bay opens voting to public for Peregrine falcon naming

GREEN BAY – It’s time to name those Peregrine falcons!

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is celebrating its first successful hatching of Peregrine falcons on campus. The four males Peregrines (listed on Wisconsin’s endangered list) hatched in May on the Cofrin Library. Nearly 130 nominations for naming have been entered and narrowed for voting. Voting is open until Noon, Thursday, June 22. A small reveal celebration is being planned for Noon, Wednesday, June 28 on the Student Services Plaza.

The final ballot includes nods to UW System mascots, the Cofrin family (philanthropic supporters), the Green Bay Packers and a few pop culture references. Some of the creative “honorable mentions” not included on the ballot, are:

  • Falcy McFalcon Face
  • U, W, R, F – (A nice try by UW-River Falls, home of the Falcons)
  • Guardian of the Galaxy characters
  • Lord of the Rings characters
  • You, Double You, Gee and Bee

Online voting for the finalists can be found at bit.ly/UWGBfalcon. Tom Erdman, erdmant@uwgb.edu, director of UW-Green Bay Richter Museum, is overseeing the health and welfare of the birds.

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