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 2014

class of 2014

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

2013: Final report (PDF 1.8mb)
2012: Final report (PDF 928k)
2011: Final report (PDF 729k)
2010: Final report (PDF 897k)
2009: Final report (PDF 923k)
2008: Final report (PDF 756k)
2007: Final report (PDF 405k)
2006: Final report (PDF 405k)
2005: Final report (PDF 283k)

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

Learning more

Go to the Peregrine Fund