We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) are celebrating another successful year in helping the state-listed endangered peregrine falcon population flourish. According to this year’s Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Report, an impressive 410 peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named and banded at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan in the past 28 years.
According to peregrine falcon manager Greg Septon, 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin over the last two-and-a-half decades were born at We Energies or WPS facilities.
The report also features:
• Nesting details for all the 2020 chicks, including “Cream Puff” and “Bubbler,” named after your favorite things about Wisconsin.
• Pictures of the eight chicks hatched at We Energies and WPS power plants in 2020.
• Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, including “Beak Freak” and “Yeli,” named after Giannis Antetokounmpo and Christian Yelich, respectively.
The peregrine falcon program is another way We Energies and WPS demonstrate environmental stewardship. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, we are committed to a cleaner future.