UNION COUNTY, NJ – Parents looking for additional educational activities for their children during homeschooling can view the Union County Falcon Cam, an online livestream of the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse in midtown Elizabeth. The livestream is available free of charge on the County website, at ucnj.org/falcon.
“As a parent, I know it is difficult to keep children occupied, engaged, and cheerful during this challenging time,” said Union County Freeholder Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “The Falcon Cam provides an opportunity to step into the world of a truly fascinating bird, and follow along as a new generation is born.”
The female – named Frida – laid her first egg on Monday.
The Union County Courthouse has hosted a nesting pair of falcons since 2006, partnering on preservation and educational programs with the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, and with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.