The Town hosted a banding ceremony for three endangered peregrine falcon babies and their placement in the rooftop hack box at the Town's Municipal Offices on Thursday, July 24.
This banding and release ceremony, the fourth from the rooftop of the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Offices, was part of a program that protects peregrine falcons and educates the public about their endangerment. The banding will enable the birds to be tracked anywhere in the world once they are old enough to live on their own. Since 1999, a total of 12 birds have been successfully released back into the wild from the rooftop of the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Offices by the Canadian Peregrine Foundation. The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the restoration and recovery of endangered and threatened raptors in Canada. Being part of this program is an excellent example of the Town's commitment to the natural environment while offering the chance to educate the public about the plight of these distinctive birds at the same time.