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peregrine falcons

Peregrine falcons


You can watch and listen to the falcons on the live nest box webcams at We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) facilities during nesting season, typically February through July.
2020 early season | Nest report 2019 | Nest report archive

Webcams

Oak Creek
Power Plant

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Valley
Power Plant

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Port Washington
Generating Station

Port Washington, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Service
Building

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Weston
Power Plant

Rothschild, Wisconsin



Background

We Energies and WPS have supported re-establishment of peregrine falcons in Wisconsin since the early 1990s. Since then, several hundred peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named and banded at our power plants and facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan. About 22% of peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin were hatched at We Energies and WPS facilities.

Peregrine falcons became endangered in the 1960s. Their decline was blamed on pesticides that weakened egg shells, leading to death before hatching. The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the We Energies and WPS facilities ideal nesting sites.

Videos


Peregrine falcon links