peregrine falcon family

Peregrine falcons

You can watch the falcons on our webcams during nesting season, typically February through June.

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


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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.