Peregrine falcons return to We Energies power plants for 30th year

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- They're back! Peregrine falcons have returned to We Energies power plants for the 30th year.

The 2022 nesting season marks a major milestone for We Energies' peregrine falcon program. 

More than a dozen peregrine falcons born in captivity were released from the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant in 1992. We Energies says that release kick-started their program. 

This year, there are live nest box cameras at three We Energies facilities and at one Wisconsin Public Service power plant. They include:

  • Oak Creek Power Plant
  • Port Washington Generating Station
  • Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee
  • Weston Power Plant in Rothschild

We Energies says last year, the first eggs were laid in late March. They expect this year's fledglings to make their arrival later this spring. 

Soon, the public will have a chance to help name the chicks in a special naming contest.

For more details, check the We Energies social media pages throughout the season. 

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