Peregrine Falcon 67/AR Has Been Named

The banded falcon at Seneca Towers has been given a name by the members of our falcon community. Her name is Luzerne.

A poll was created on the Forum so members could vote for their favorite name, and Luzerne wound up on top with 51% of the votes. Second was Willow with 23%,  followed  by Celeste (9%), Shaelin (9%),  and Takenya (7%).

The name Luzerne was submitted by three individuals: David Sabo of Chili, NY; Linda Schlaffer of Rochester; and Lisa McKeown of Rochester. The three chose the name because Luzerne is the name of the county in Pennsylvania where 67 /AR was hatched in a cliff scrape. It would be appropriate to name her for her birth place, paying respect to her heritage. Congratulations to all three!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a name. Please keep it handy. You may get to submit it again in the very near future.

4 Responses to “Peregrine Falcon 67/AR Has Been Named”

  1. patsy6 says:

    FYI, here’s more on the Chevalier de la Luzerne, for whom Luzerne County, PA is named, plus a page about the name Luzerne/Lucerne in general.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_de_la_Luzerne
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucerne_(disambiguation)

  2. Kris G. says:

    I voted for this name…very appropriate, good choice! Congrats to all who submitted it!

  3. Braveheart says:

    Yes I too picked this name, fits her perfectly

  4. Alison in Indiana says:

    I think it is an appropriate choice.