Peregrine falcon population flourished in 2021, thanks to We Energies and WPS

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The peregrine falcon population flourished in 2021, thanks to help from We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS). 

According to this year's Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Report, the total number of peregrines produced at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin reached 399 this year. Adding another 22 peregrines produced at We Energies’ Presque Isle Power Plant in Michigan brings the combined overall total to 421.

According to peregrine falcon manager Greg Septon, 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin since 1992 were born at We Energies or WPS facilities. This effort has helped this endangered bird escape possible extinction.

Eleven chicks hatched at We Energies and WPS power plants in 2021, including "Fauci" and "Beaker." 

Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, include “Cream Puff” and “Blaze.” 

We Energies says the peregrine falcon program alongside WPS is another way of 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," We Energies said.
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