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Fledge Watch Volunteers Needed

Genesee Valley Audubon Society invites the public to connect with the Peregrine Falcons and other wildlife downtown through an extraordinary experience.  We are asking for volunteers to help watch the young Peregrine Falcons and help keep them safe when they start learning to fly.  Their nest box is on top of the Time Square Building, which is a long leap for a young bird to take. Volunteers are needed to keep these young birds out of harm’s way should they come to the ground.

The public is invited to a meeting scheduled for June 14, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Rundell Auditorium on the third floor of the Rochester Rundell Library (the original library on the southwest corner of South Ave. and Broad St.).  At this meeting we will explain the responsibilities and commitments of a fledge watcher as well as give instructions on the finer points of falcon watching and on how to interact with the general public.

This will be a fun and informative experience, so please consider attending. Come early and join us on the patio located on the Broad St. side of the library to view the young falcons still confined to the relative safety of their nest box platform. We will be there at 9:30 am.

For more information, call (585) 865-6047.

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