Name the San Jose Falcons Contest

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Four baby falcons who call the top of San Jose City Hall home have finally hatched and now need names.

    Children ages 5 to 18 who live or go to school in San Jose are eligible to enter the falcon naming contest by submitting an essay, video, song, or piece of artwork.

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    Winners will receive Happy Hollow Park & Zoo passes, a commendation from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed at a future city council meeting, and a school assembly featuring Glenn Stewart, a member of the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.

    All this in addition to falcon-naming bragging rights.

    According to the mayor’s ffice, Clara the peregrine falcon and her mate, Fernando El Cohete, took up residence in a nestbox on the 18th floor of City Hall in 2012. Since then, their story has attracted fans from around the globe.

    Contestants have until midnight on April 25 to submit a name for one of the falcon chicks.  Submissions are being accepted online or by mail: Falcon Naming c/o Mayor’s Office
    200 E. Santa Clara St., 18th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113. More information can be found at www.sanjoseca.gov/falconnamingcontest.

    The best names for the chicks are then chosen by the San Jose Peregrine Falcon Alliance, a group of volunteers that look after the birds at city hall.