Nesting kestrels at Notre Dame

Every year since first reported in 1840, up to five pairs of European Kestrels have reared their chicks in the towers of Notre Dame. On June 20th and 21st, for the 21st consecutive year, the CORIF, a Paris region birding association, will be setting up an information tent in the Jean XXIII square behind the Cathedral. Members of the association share their telescopes and their knowledge with interested parties. That means us! Get those binoculars out of the cellar and join for the Paris Naturalist Club's first event, and a unique opportunity to spot the otherwise well-camouflaged falcons among the gothic buttresses. Bring a picnic, and we'll discuss further events over lunch, either in the square itself or across the Seine in the shade of Paris' oldest tree...

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  • Kim Paul de F.

    Terrific learning experience about the evolution of the Kestrels. CORIF provided lots of informative answers to all questions.

    June 22, 2009

  • Heather H.

    very nice to get my nature fix today. The Kestrels were so cute, and afterwards a very pleasant picnic in the park made for a perfect day. Great group of people, hope it grows!

    June 21, 2009

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