The sound of birds chirping echoed through Akron's Landmark Building as the Ohio Division of Wildlife banded four peregrine falcon chicks Tuesday morning.
Jamey Graham with the Ohio Division of Wildlife says the banding process helps researchers track the movement of the birds.
"Those bands have special numbers on them that are unique to each chick," said Graham. "It's kind of like a social security number."
The female chicks began hatching around two weeks ago and are currently in the care of Akron's adult falcon pair, Chesapeake and McKinley.
Graham said many people are fascinated with Peregrine Falcons because of their strength and speed.
"They can reach upwards of 200 miles per hour when hunting. They're very efficient predators."
The downtown nest is one of two in Summit County. The other nest is located in Boston on the Turnpike Bridge.
The Peregrine Falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list in 1999 and was downgraded from state endangered to threatened in 2008.