Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is celebrating a trio of exciting new arrivals at its Weston Power Plant. Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched inside the facility’s nest box. The first chick hatched on May 28, with the second chick and third chicks arriving May 29.
But wait, there’s more
In addition to the Weston Power Plant nest box, falcon fans also can follow six more chicks born this spring in southeast Wisconsin. Tune into WPS and We Energies’ live cameras to watch the fluffy falcons grow and get ready for their first flights.
New chicks to soar with school spirit
In a few weeks, the Weston Power Plant chicks will officially receive their names and identification bands. After thousands of votes, this year’s falcon class is being named after Wisconsin’s most beloved college mascots. The names and identification bands will allow peregrine falcon researchers to study and track the falcons throughout their lives.
Peregrine falcon program
A total of 444 chicks have been born at WPS and We Energies power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan since the companies’ peregrine falcon recovery programs began in 1992. That means 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin during that time hatched at WPS and We Energies facilities, helping the endangered bird escape possible extinction.
This program is another way WPS and We Energies are building a bright, sustainable future. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, the companies are committed to a cleaner future.