GREEN BAY, Wis. - We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) announced on Monday, Dec. 28 they are celebrating a successful year in helping the state-listed endangered peregrine falcon population grow.
We Energies provides electrical service to areas of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and natural gas and steam energy to areas of Wisconsin.
According to the Peregrine Falcons nesting season report, 410 peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named, and banded at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan in the past 28 years.
Greg Septon, peregrine falcon manager, stated that 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin over the last two-and-a-half decades were born at We Energies or WPS facilities.
Bonus details about these chicks include:
- Nesting details for all the 2020 chicks, including "Cream Puff" and "Bubbler," named after your favorite things about Wisconsin.
- Pictures of the eight chicks hatched at We Energies and WPS power plants in 2020.
- Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, including "The Beak Freak" and "Yeli," named after Giannis Antetokounmpo and Christian Yelich.