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Peregrine falcons return to WPS power plant

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Wisconsin Public Service

Peregrine falcons are returning to Wisconsin Public Service and We Energies power plants in the state.

Four plants have nesting boxes for the birds, including Weston Power Plant in Rothschild.

This year marks 30 years since more than a dozen peregrine falcons born in captivity were released from the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant.

That falcon release kick-started the WPS and We Energies peregrine falcon program.

Since then, 421 peregrine falcons have hatched at WPS and We Energies facilities.

That’s 20% of all peregrine falcons born in Wisconsin.

Last year, the first eggs were laid in late March.

If all goes well, this year’s class of falcon fledglings should make their arrival later this spring.

You can view the nest livestreams here.

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