Vote to name resident Peregrine Falcon chicks

Master raptor bander Greg Septon bands Peregrine Falcon chick

Thank you to the University community for submitting names in response to our call for names for the newly banded Peregrine Falcon young. This season’s brood, offspring of Leopold and JoJo consisted of three male young, hatched in a nesting box atop the Cofrin Library. Learn more about the campus peregrine falcons.

More than 45 creative, thoughtful and amusing submissions were received. The review committee, consisting of staff in Marketing and University Communications, faculty and staff from Natural and Applied Sciences and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and more, selected a handful to move forward to a vote. You may vote
for your favorite submission through Wednesday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m. The winning submission will be announced on Thursday, June 22.

Honorable mentions include this submission by five year old Vidalia Brotske.: “Fluffy Flier, Flier that Fluffs and Sticky Feet” with the rationale, “Because I like the sounds of those names.” Another humorous suggestion– Birdy McBirdFace.

The hatched brood, offspring of Leopold and JoJo consisted of three male young.

It is with sadness we share that since requesting name submissions, we have learned that one of the eyasses (an unfledged bird) did die. The cause of death is unknown. This is not unusual as Peregrine Falcons are an endangered species in Wisconsin– Nearly 50-70% of local Peregrine Falcon eyasses do not make it past their first year due to many factors. Since placement of a nesting box, the UW-Green Bay location has been relatively successful, with larger amounts of young making it to fledgling than Midwest averages.

The naming committee will move forward with naming all three chicks, with one name being recorded in memorium.