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.
Oak Creek Power Plant
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Valley Power Plant
Port Washington Generating Station
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Service Building
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Weston Power Plant
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.