Medical City Las Colinas April 24, 2018

Medical City Las Colinas is on baby watch!

Red-tailed hawks have been carefully incubating three eggs in a bald-cypress tree outside the third floor labor and delivery break room window.

Because the birds are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the nesting hawks are temporarily delaying construction of a $16 million expansion at Medical City Las Colinas, which will add seven needed beds to the emergency room. By law, the nest must not be disturbed until all of the birds have left, which wildlife experts say takes between 2-to-5 months.

On Monday, April 23, the first hawk hatchling was spotted in the nest.

To keep up with the progress of the hawk family via a live web-cam, follow Medical City Las Colinas on Facebook.