Peregrine falcons at Ogden Point Quarry

 

For the past three years, CRH Canada’s Ogden Point Quarry has been home to nesting peregrine falcons. To date, 10 peregrine chicks have successfully fledged from the nest to fly the skies over Colborne. Peregrine Falcons are listed as of special concern in Ontario under the Endangered Species Act.

CRH Canada’s Ogden Point Quarry has been home to nesting peregrine falcons since 2015. Under the Endangered Species Act, Peregrine Falcons are listed as of special concern in Ontario. To date, 10 peregrine chicks have successfully fledged from the nest to fly the skies over Colborne, Ontario.

When the Peregrine Falcons first arrived at the Ogden Point Quarry, they quickly moved into an existing raven’s nest and for the past three years, have called the nest home. Peregrine Falcons are also nesting at the CRH Canada’s Mississauga cement plant since 2003. CRH Canada employees closely monitor the falcons to ensure their safety during the nesting season and when chicks fledge from the nest.

“We are happy that our quarries provide a natural habitat that helps with fostering Peregrine Falcons population.“