For nine years now, a pair of peregrine falcons has established a nest each spring at the Evanston Public Library. This year they added four to the family, which you can watch live on FalconCam.

The parents, named Nona and Squawker by local birdwatchers, can be seen feeding their chicks, and later on you can even watch the young birds take their initial flying lessons.

Soon they will be visited by ornithologists from Chicago’s Field Museum, who will band the chicks for future identification purposes.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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