Monday, April 25, 2016

Watch our peregrine falcons on live webcam

Once again, you can watch our power plant falcons via live webcam. Our annual “falcon cam” has officially launched for the season at The live feed is focused on our Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee where dad Hercules and mom, an unbanded female, have been incubating four eggs. They’re expected to start hatching any day now.

This year, we’re inviting the public to help name the chicks at our Valley Power Plant. Winners will get to visit the plant and see the chicks in person when they get their wildlife bands later this spring. Get details:

We also have nest boxes at power plants in Pleasant Prairie, Oak Creek, Port Washington – all in Wisconsin – and another one in Marquette, Michigan. Our live feed will switch between some of these sites, depending on activity in the nest boxes. Hourly photos also are available from each site. 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll post updates throughout the nesting season. You also can subscribe to our raptor blog and get updates sent right to your email inbox.

More than 220 peregrine falcons have been born at We Energies facilities since 1997, representing nearly 20 percent of Wisconsin’s peregrine population. But there’s still work to be done. Peregrines remain an endangered species in both Wisconsin and Michigan.

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