EAST MEADOW, NY (WCBS 880) – Some endangered peregrine falcons are getting the special treatment after being born on the roof of Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island.
Fifty-four of these baby birds have born on the ledge of the hospital's 17th floor since 1997. This year, there are five — two girls and three boys.
WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reports: Baby Falcons Born On Top On Long Island Hospital
Christopher Nasareski of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation told WCBS 880's Sophia Hall, these birds are an endangered species. For that reason, he placed special ID leg bands on each of the baby falcons.
"These bands are used by direct observation. This way, we are able to tell where these birds end up," Nasareski said.
He also said that the falcons are endangered because the adult birds will nest in places that are not safe, including bridges and construction sites because they resemble cliffs.
After a few months, the young birds will migrate and find new homes by the end of the summer.
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