Peregrine falcons to find homes on rooftops of Moscow’s high-rises

Peregrine falcons to find homes on rooftops of Moscow’s high-rises
The project to have peregrine falcons established in the city is expected to take three years.

About six pairs of peregrine falcons will find homes on the tops of high-rise blocks of flats in Moscow over a period of the next three years. This has come from  the Head of the Department for Environmental Management and Protection Anton Kulbachevsky.  

“This year, in addition to the Stalin-era high-rise blocks of flats, we plan to let peregrine falcons nest on the rooftops of other tall buildings in the city as well. This is because these birds are well adapted to living in an urban environment where they have good sources of food like pigeons, crows and sparrows,” Kulbachevsky said. “In this sense, they help sanitise the city.”  

Currently, falcons are preparing to nest on two skyscrapers. One is – the building of Moscow State University and other the Russian Foreign Ministry.