peregrine falcon family

Peregrine falcons

In the 1960s, peregrine falcon nesting pairs in the U.S. dropped from thousands to just a few hundred. Much of the decline was attributed to the pesticide DDT, which passed through the food chain and weakened egg shells, causing many peregrines to die before hatching. In the early 1990s, we joined the effort to re-establish the raptor by installing nest boxes at our power plants. Curtailment of chemical pesticides and success of nest boxes have helped peregrines recover. More than 230 peregrines have hatched at our nest boxes -- about 20 percent of Wisconsin’s total. You can watch our falcons during nesting season, typically March through July, on our live webcams.

Live webcams

Presque Isle Power Plant live stream

Presque Isle Power Plant
Marquette, Michigan

Pleasant Prairie Power Plant live stream

Pleasant Prairie Power Plant
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Oak Creek Power Plant live stream

Oak Creek Power Plant
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Valley Power Plant Plant live stream

Valley Power Plant
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Port Washington Generating Station live stream

Port Washington Generating Station
Port Washington, Wisconsin


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