You all really knocked it out of the park this year. We had over 650 suggestions and thousands of votes. After tallying everything up and compiling the results, our finalists are:

COVID-19 Heroes: Fauci, Corbett, and Karikó after Drs. Anthony Fauci, Kizzmekia Corbett, and Katalin Karikó, scientists whos research was vital in combatting COVID-19 Suggested by Facebook user Jason Goodman. Note: the leading pandemic-related suggestion was: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson, but we did not feel comfortable naming the falcons after corporations, so we went with the runner-up pandemic-related name. (Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson suggested by: @ksp28 on Instagram, Nina Handler & Christine Nagel on Facebook, and @harascrispy on Twitter). Apologies to anyone disappointed by this decision.

California’s Peaks: Whitney, Lassen, and Shasta for some of California’s highest peaks from Twitter user @talinden and Facebook users Carol Jane and Sharon Solkowitz.

East Bay Parks: Tilden, Sibley, and Temescal, after three of the East Bay’s amazing regional parks from Instagram user @moon_rabbit_rising.

Native American Falcon Myths: Wek’-Wek’, Kaknu, and Limik after the mythological Falcons featured in Miwok, Ohlone, and Yokuts myths, from Instagram user @eggs.and.leggs.

and the winners of our children’s competition:

Gray Cloud (proposed by the 1st Grade Class at Berkeley Arts Magnate School), Arrow (proposed by Hannah, age 11), and Frightful (the falcon from “My Side of the Mountain”; proposed by Eleanor [7] and William [10]). Thank you to Berkeley Public Library for helping choose the kids name finalists.

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