Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies are celebrating another successful year in helping the peregrine falcon population flourish. According to the just released Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Report, an impressive 421 peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named and banded at WPS and We Energies power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan in the past 29 years.
According to peregrine falcon manager Greg Septon, 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin since 1992 were born at WPS or We Energies facilities. This effort has helped this endangered bird escape possible extinction.
The 2021 falcon report features:
- Nesting details for all the 2021 chicks, including “Fauci” and “Siren,” named in honor of doctors and first responders, respectively.
- Pictures of the 11 chicks hatched at WPS and We Energies power plants in 2021.
- Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, including “Cream Puff” and “Blaze,” named after some of our favorite things about Wisconsin.
The peregrine falcon 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, we are committed to a cleaner future.