See them in real life!!

This year we are once again offering you the possibility of observing by screen (GSM, tablet, PC, TV) 3 families of Peregrine falcons via camera/server/encoder/streamer, systems installed by real specialists, there in the tower of a cathedral, there behind the clock of a church, there at the top of the belfry of the historic building of a prestigious university! Each time it is a technical challenge and... a significant budget. Because obviously, the installations in question have nothing comparable to the webcam of a computer which allows you to chat with Aunt Christine seated in her armchair at the other end of the street! A huge thanks therefore to the institutions which welcome us, and which finance all the expenses linked to the Falcons for All program!

But the program is not limited to observing the intimacy of the nest of the Peregrine families in question. We invite you to come and observe them in real life!

Obviously, there is no question of parading through the bell tower to pet the falcon chicks. These are wild animals whose behaviour must not be disturbed. On the other hand, from the pavement, it is possible to observe, with the naked eye or with the help of powerful telescopes, the parents who circle high in the sky above the nest, to suddenly stoop and land on the weathervane which adorns the bell tower, and thus come and keep company with the majestic rooster. We can also discover, at the same time, how the falcon parents stock up on food for their young falcons by hiding prey on the building that they have just captured. And then, for falcons, as for all birds, maintaining their plumage is a crucial activity. It is therefore not uncommon to admire how a Peregrine, placed on a stone ornament, smoothes each of its feathers with its beak. Later in the season, when the falcons are hatched, when they begin to feather and therefore wander around the nest, it is possible to observe them scanning the sky and the arrival of their foster parents. Quite a spectacle!

We suggest meeting with us on the following dates:

Uccle – Saint Job Square

Saturday 04/13/2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 04/14/2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 04/21/2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 05/12/2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 05/19/2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ULB avenue Paul Héger (on the side of avenue Franklin Roosevelt)

Tuesday 05/14/2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday 05/28/2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Each time, powerful telescopes will be available to observe the falcons up close but also to photograph them using a device that allows you to connect your smartphone. Posters will be available.

In addition, a screen in the window of the Espace Photo shop (32, place Saint Job) broadcasts live and continuously images of the Peregrine family from Uccle. A great way to keep in touch!