The fastest animal in the world has returned to Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies power plants. In a sure sign of spring, peregrine falcons are getting ready to lay eggs and raise their young at four nest boxes across Wisconsin.

This year, there are cameras livestreaming the endangered species’ nest boxes at one WPS power plant and three We Energies facilities:

Activity at each site will be picking up over the next few weeks. Last year, the first eggs were laid in late March. If all goes well, this year’s class of fluffy falcon fledglings should make their arrival later this spring.

Also coming up this season, you can help Wisconsin Public Service name this year’s chicks in a gold medal-worthy naming contest. We’ll share more details — and updates on each nest box — on X and Facebook all season long.

Peregrine falcon program

WPS and We Energies began installing peregrine falcon nest boxes on power plants in the early ’90s. So far, 444 peregrine falcons have hatched at WPS and We Energies facilities — that’s 20% of all peregrine falcons born in Wisconsin.

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, WPS and We Energies are committed to a cleaner future.