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Utica Peregrine Fledgling Names Honor Grace Church and Cornell Conservationist, Tom Cade
UPFP 2016 Grace and CadeThe second annual Peregrine Falcon naming contest has concluded and two names have been chosen. The contest, which was announced last week by the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project (UPFP), garnered over 300 submissions. Of the names submitted, two stood out to the UPFP judges. The first hatched chick, which is a female, will be called “Grace” after Grace Church.
The Episcopal church is a downtown landmark and a favorite perching place for falcons. The second hatched chick will be called “Cade” in honor of Cornell professor, Tom Cade, Ph.D.
The recently deceased Dr. Cade founded the Peregrine Fund – a program that played a major role in restoring Peregrine populations in the eastern US.
Both contest winners have been notified and pending their approval, their names may be released to the media. Since one of the falcon names chosen was submitted by multiple participants, in keeping with the contest’s rules, only the first person that submitted the name will be eligible for a prize.


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