Hamilton Community Peregrine Project - Site Gallery
Since 1995 Peregrine Falcons have been nesting on the south face of the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel high above King St. West, one of the busiest streets in downtown Hamilton.
The south face of the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
The "scrape" is in the ledge directly below the "n", and a camera (mounted to the right) follows the acitivities of the falcons.
Close-up of the nest ledge and camera
The adults often perch on the camera to watch over the nest.
Madame X on the beam supporting the camera
As the chicks develop, they hop up on the parapet enclosing the ledge.
A view of the Sheraton and the Standard Life building (left) from the Board of Education parking area, where volunteers gather to keep watch over the fledging falcons.
View of the Sheraton from the east, with the Standard Life building in the background
The sign on the Standard Life building provides a perch for the adult peregrines.
A view of the Sheraton (left) and the Standard Life building (right) from the north east corner of Copps Plaza
The Stelco Tower as seen from Copps Plaza
A Falconwatch coordinator keeps watch from the top floor of the Stelco Tower.
A Falcon's-Eye view of Hamilton, with the Sheraton nest at far right
Looking west over Hamilton, with the Sheraton bottom right
Looking down along King Street West
Looking down over the roof of the Sheraton and the nest ledge
Looking north of the Sheraton over Copps Coliseum and the Bay
Looking south towards the escarpment. The sign on the BDC building is another perch favoured by the adult peregrines.
Madame X over downtown Hamilton
Falconwatchers on King St. at the Hamilton Convention Centre
Watching Gleig while she takes a nap - June 2009
The HCPP display in Jackson Square
A history of Peregrine Falcons in Hamilton
Daily updates and webcam images
Photos: Lyle Camier, Dagmar Rudzewitsch & Ryan Laird Iverson