peregrine falcon family

Peregrine falcons


Our high-definition peregrine nest box webcams are back for another season. This year, we feature two new nest boxes, thanks to our partners at Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay, Wisconsin. You can watch the falcons during nesting season, typically February through July.

We held a contest to name this year’s falcon chicks. Visit our blog to find out which Milwaukee sports legends will have chicks named after them.

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

Videos

peregrine falcon history in Wisconsin video Peregrine falcon history
(30:59 min)
We Energies peregrine falcon video We Energies falcons
(5:06 min)
We Energies raptor programs video We Energies raptors
(2:01 min)


Background

Our support to re-establish peregrine falcons in Wisconsin began in the early 1990s. Since 1997, the nest boxes at our power plants have produced 273 peregrines – 250 in Wisconsin alone. That accounts for 16 percent of the statewide total. 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 our power plants ideal nesting sites.