Milwaukee – The year 2022 was a milestone year for helping peregrine falcons flourish in Wisconsin. We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) celebrated the 400th falcon chick to be born at one of their Wisconsin power plants this year. This remarkable milestone for a bird that was once nearly extinct is noted in the just-released Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Report.
A total of 433 chicks have been born at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan since the program began in 1992. That means 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin during that time hatched at We Energies or WPS facilities, helping the endangered bird escape possible extinction.
The 2022 falcon report features:
Nesting details for all the 2022 chicks, named after the best of 1992 in honor of the peregrine falcon program’s 30th anniversary.
Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, including “Cream Puff” and “Millennial.”
As a new year approaches, the countdown is on to the arrival of a new group of chicks. Watch for updates this spring as We Energies and WPS continue helping peregrine falcons nest and raise their young at power plants across Wisconsin.
The peregrine falcon program is another way We Energies and WPS 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.