_____________________________________________________ Woodmen of the World is proud to announce the names of the newest batch of Woodmen Tower falcon chicks. The young peregrines were named in honor of five Omaha streets, all of
which run through downtown.
Their names are:
Cass, female, band #46/U
Harney, female, #47/U
Farnam, male, #07/R
Dodge, male, #08/R
Douglas, male, #09/R
These names represent a part of Omaha’s history, the people who used to live on them, and those who lived before our time.
Woodmen of the World held a Facebook contest to name the chicks. During the contest period, fans submitted their group of five names on the Woodmen of the World Facebook page (WOWInsurance) contest tab.
An internal Woodmen of the World committee reviewed and selected the top five group name entries.
These top five entries were posted on the WOWInsurance Facebook page contest tab, where fans voted for their favorite. The winning name suggestions were submitted by Travis Wurtele, a sales manager at Union Pacific Railroad.
The falcons have left the nest and will be flying soon. You can catch them on the Tower cameras at www.woodmen.org/falcons/falcon_cam.cfm or follow them on Twitter @WoodmenFalcons or the
FalconWatch blog at http://woodmen.typepad.com/falconwatch.