Help name four baby falcons that hatched on a New York bridge

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Four baby peregrine falcons hatched atop the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in mid-April; and now the New York State Thruway Authority wants your help naming the state’s newest residents.

Dozens of third to sixth graders in Westchester and Rockland counties submitted more than 100 names as part of a falcon naming contest.

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The names chosen include:

  • Amelia Birdelia

  • Beakonce

  • Brooklyn

  • Coco Puff

  • Empire

  • Estrella

  • Freedom

  • Jet

  • Millenium Falcon

  • Taylor Swoop

The four names with the most votes will be selected.

Peregrine falcons are an endangered species in New York State. They make their nests on bridges along the Hudson River, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

To help name these fluffy baby birds, you can vote here.

Matthew Euzarraga is a multimedia journalist from El Paso, Texas. He has covered local news and LGBTQIA topics in the New York City Metro area since 2021. He joined the PIX11 Digital team in 2023. You can see more of his work here.

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