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Here’s how to vote to name the falcon chicks in the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge nest box

Will the Mario Cuomo Bridge become the Tappan Zee again?


Will the Mario Cuomo Bridge become the Tappan Zee again?

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TARRYTOWN, NY — Four peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest box on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, and a contest is being held to name them.

Voting is currently open to the public.

How to Vote in Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s Peregrine Falcon Chick Naming Contest

A panel of judges selected 10 names from more than 100 entries from elementary school students in Rockland and Westchester counties.

The choices are as follows:

  • Amelia Birdelia
  • Beakonce
  • Brooklyn
  • Coco Puff Pastry
  • rich
  • Estrella
  • Freedom
  • Jet
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Taylor Swoop
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Users can vote here on the bridge’s website until May 22 at 5 p.m. Users can select one name from the list of ten.

The four names that receive the most votes will be announced on May 23 Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge And Thruway Authority social media accounts.

The classes that submitted the winning names will meet a certified falconer and the bridge will be lit up in their school colors in June.

Watch live video of peregrine falcon chicks in the nest box on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The nest box on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is home to a pair of endangered peregrine falcons.

Three eggs hatched on April 22 and the fourth hatched on April 24. The Thruway Authority says the chicks — three females and one male — were banded Monday and are expected to leave the nest box sometime in the coming weeks.

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The chicks can be seen on the Falcon Cam on the bridge website.

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