The falcons who called the Woodmen Tower home now have names. The young peregrines were named in honor of Omaha’s historical attractions, all of which are in the downtown area.
Their names are Joslyn, Orpheum, Durham, and Big O. Woodmen said the names represent downtown Omaha – the central hub of entertainment in the city, this area has its own personality and culture.
The Joslyn Art and Durham museums are art deco masterpieces, and the Orpheum Theater has served as the home of the finest in local and national performing arts for nearly a century. Together, Woodmen said these historical attractions represent a part of the “Big O” and now give our falcon chicks names they can proudly live up to, no matter what city they end up nesting in.
Woodmen of the World held a Facebook contest to name the chicks. During the contest period fans submitted their group of four names on the Woodmen of the World Facebook page (WOWInsurance) sweepstakes 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 Leslie Jorgensen, who will receive a framed picture of the falcons and an invitation to the 2014 VIP Banding.
The falcons have left the nest and will be flying soon. You can catch them on the Tower cameras, we have the link below, or follow them on Twitter @WoodmenFalcons.