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How many falcons took flight from the cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula?

Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis (BISA) - Did you know ? - 19/04/2017

Answer: 45

Since 2004, the year when a pair of Peregrine Falcons settled on the top of the cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula for the first time, 45 Falcons took flight from there.

This year (2017), no fewer than 12 couples of Peregrine Falcons have nested in the Brussels-Capital Region. Moreover, three nests are filmed during the nesting cycle (8 weeks): one on the cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, one on the City Hall of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and one on the Saint Job Church of Uccle.

The images and streaming videos are available on www.falconsforeveryone.be, an initiative of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.