The Dubuque County Courthouse is home to a pair of nesting peregrine falcons.  For the past several years, they have been returning to the ledge outside of the fifth floor and laying eggs.  The photo galleries below provide great photos of the events from eggs to new baby falcons.

February 2020 – Falcons Return!

A pair of falcons have been spotted checking out the nest again for 2020.   The 2020 Falcon Photo Gallery will follow their journey atop the Dubuque County Courthouse.


On March 14, 2019, the falcons were back at the nest. The 2019 Falcon Photo Gallery contains a gallery of images, many from live streaming, as events unfolded.  Be sure to watch the banding of the mother and baby falcons.

Falcons in the nest

The falcons have returned in 2018.  As of April 11, Mom and Dad are tending 4 little red eggs.  The 2018 Falcon Photo Gallery details events from eggs to flight.


In May of 2017, the Dubuque County Courthouse was the scene for the birth of a new baby falcon.  The 2017 Falcon Photo Gallery details this awesome event from eggs to flight.

2017 Falcons - Mom and Baby Taylor