Thank You 2020

With Poppy, Redwood, and Sequoia flying around campus, our updates are likely to become more sporadic. We will still try to document any sightings on camera, but can’t make any guarantees about where they will choose to spend their time!

This has been a truly amazing year and we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved in this project. First and foremost, we’d like to thank Annie and Grinnell and all their fledglings, including this year’s: Poppy, Sequoia, and Redwood.

In the non-feathered category, there is an army of people and institutions who made this happen. This year, we would like to especially thank the Office of Chancellor Christ for funding a permanent network line. With their support, we will be able to stream these birds for many years to come! We would also like to thank:


–172 Crowdfunding Donors for funding this webcam

–The University of California, Berkeley

-Facilities Services:

Karen Larsen

Maria Garcia-Alvarez

Eric Ellisen

Todd McFerren

Daniel Bohnet


-Communications and Public Affairs:

La Dawn DuVall



Martin Garcia

Gary Thomas

Pablo Membreno



Sparky Carranza

Wade MacAdam


–Nest Box Construction:

Mary Malec

Paul Romanak


–Nest Box Installation:

Doug Bell

Sean Peterson

Lynn Schofield

Mary Malec


–Camera Installation:

Peter Sharpe

Doug Bell


–Nestling Banding 2020:

Zeka Glucs

Mary Malec


–Website Design:

Sean Peterson

Lynn Schofield

Carla Cicero

Michelle Koo


–Camera Operation:

Sean Peterson

Lynn Schofield

Jan Ambrosini

Mary Malec


–FledgeWatch 2020:

Mary Malec

Jan Ambrosini

Allen Fish

Christina Tarr

Suzanne Marr

Kris Diede

Tim Stroshane

Patricia Young

Paul Romanak

Sean Peterson

Lynn Schofield

John Davis

Jeff Robinson

Judith Dunham

Camille Stavrakas

Jen Fury


Caroline Winette


And finally, we’d like to thank everyone who watched every moment with us, from first egg to first flight, your enthusiasm, curiosity, and excitement has really driven this project.

Thank you.

-The Cal Falcons Team

Doug Bell, East Bay Regional Parks

Carla Cicero, UC Berkeley – Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Allen Fish, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Mary Malec, East Bay Regional Parks/Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Sean Peterson, UC Berkeley – Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Lynn Schofield, The Institute For Bird Populations

Peter Sharpe, Institute for Wildlife Studies


Interested in helping support Cal Falcons? You can donate to the program here. Donations will be used for camera maintenance, education, and research.