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Rare visitor surprises downtown Honolulu workers

HONOLULU (KHON2) - A rare visitor surprised workers in downtown Honolulu Monday morning.

A woman who works in the American Savings Bank Tower shared with us this video of a bird she believes is a peregrine falcon.

"Well when I turned the corner I stopped because I saw the bird. And that bird looked at me," said Gloria Doi. "And I stopped and said, 'Oh my god, I have my cell phone on my desk.' So I had to run back, get my phone and turn on the video."

Peregrine falcon sightings in Hawaii are rare. The last time we reported on one was in 2014, when it was seen hanging out on the First Hawaiian Bank building in downtown Honolulu.

Since 1961, there have been more than 100 sightings of peregrine falcons across the state.

Experts believe they occasionally fly from Canada or the west coast during the winter.

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