Peregrine falcons


When the pesticide DDT was used in the 1950s and ‘60s, the chemicals passed through the food chain, causing eggshell thinning that led to loss of young in many raptor species, including peregrines. During their recovery, about 20 percent of Wisconsin-born peregrine falcons have hatched in nesting boxes on our power plant chimneys.

Class of 2015

Milwaukee County Power Plant- Artemis, Busby and Murdock
Milwaukee County Power Plant
Artemis, Busby and Murdock
Oak Creek Power Plant- Adopted chicks: Foster and Wheeler
Oak Creek Power Plant
Adopted chicks: Foster and Wheeler
Presque Isle Power Plant – Wompus, Seppie and Spencer
Presque Isle Power Plant
Wompus, Seppie and Spencer


Valley Power Plant – Argon, Radon, Xenon and Krypton
Valley Power Plant
Argon, Radon, Xenon and Krypton
Pleasant Prairie Power Plant – Sharkie and Thunder Claw
Pleasant Prairie Power Plant
Sharkie and Thunder Claw
Port Washington Generating Station – Norman, Spikey, Suzie and LoriAnn
Port Washington
Generating Station

Norman, Spikey, Suzie and LoriAnn

Hourly snapshots

Click links to view webcam images of nesting and caring for young — typically March through July.

Oak Creek Power Plant (Oak Creek, Wis.)

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Presque Isle Power Plant (Marquette, Mich. – Eastern Time Zone)

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Pleasant Prairie Power Plant (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.)

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Port Washington Generating Station (Port Washington, Wis.)

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Valley Power Plant (Downtown - Milwaukee, Wis.)

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Milwaukee County Power Plant (Wauwatosa, Wis.)

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Videos

Peregrine Falcon History in Wisconsin
30:59 min

We Energies peregrine falcons
5:06 min

We Energies raptor programs
2:01 min


Blog

Get updates on our activities involving peregrine falcons and other raptors:
We Energies Raptors

Nesting reports

2014: Final report (PDF)
2013: Final report (PDF)
2012: Final report (PDF)
2011: Final report (PDF)
2010: Final report (PDF)
2009: Final report (PDF)
2008: Final report (PDF)
2007: Final report (PDF)
2006: Final report (PDF)
2005: Final report (PDF)

Reporting raptor nests

We offer $100 rewards to those who discover and report new raptor nests on our hydro operations properties in northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Report raptor nests on We Energies property

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