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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 the nesting season, which is typically February through July.
2024 early season | Nest report 2023 | Nest report archive


Oak Creek
Power Plant

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Power Plant

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Port Washington
Generating Station

Port Washington, Wisconsin

Power Plant

Rothschild, Wisconsin


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.


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