Watch nesting hawks at Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza tend to eggs and raise their young

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Peregrine Falcons tend to a nest on a ledge in the American Century Investments Tower at Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, and the nest can be viewed online for free.

The Missouri Department of Conservation said Thursday that the camera showed the birds in the Plaza weathering a late-winter snowstorm. But soon the eggs will be visible.

After the chicks hatch, viewers can watch the parents bring in food and feed them. The growth and behavior of young falcons change weekly until they fledge in early summer.

Cliff ledges are the traditional nesting grounds for falcons.

In reintroduction efforts, nest boxes have been placed on tall structures such as building ledges or power plant chimneys.

MDC biologists monitor nests and in late spring band young hawks to help track population trends and movements.

A decades-long program of providing nesting boxes has helped hawks in Missouri recover from endangered status to a species of conservation concern.

Hawks that hatch and fledge in urban areas migrate throughout the Midwest, forming new pairs and producing the next generations of hawks.

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