WPS, We Energies welcome first peregrine falcon chicks of the season

Posted on 5-09-2020

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies are proud to announce the arrival of the first two peregrine falcon chicks of the 2020 season. The little balls of fluff hatched overnight on Saturday, May 2, at We Energies’ Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee.

If all goes well, the rest of the eggs at the four WPS and We Energies nest sites across the state should begin to hatch soon. Keep an eye on our live cameras for more signs of adorableness.

Vote to name the chicks

In the meantime, falcon fans can vote now to name the chicks after our favorite things about Wisconsin. Choose from Cream Puff, Brandy, Scoop and more. Participants can vote as many times as they wish to make sure their favorites are picked. Voting ends on May 17.

Peregrine falcon program

WPS and We Energies are honored to be a part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population. The Department of Natural Resources added peregrine falcons to Wisconsin’s endangered species list in the 1970s.

Since our first successful nest box in the mid-1990s, 402 peregrine falcons have hatched at our facilities. The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the We Energies and WPS facilities ideal nesting sites.

This program is another way WPS and We Energies demonstrate environmental stewardship. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, we are committed to a cleaner future.