For Release: 03/22/2020

First peregrine falcon egg of the season laid at Port Washington nest box

Green Bay — There's some egg-citing news on the first weekend of spring. The first egg of the peregrine falcon nesting season has been laid at We Energies' Port Washington Generating Station.

It's only a matter of time before more eggs arrive at some of the four other nest boxes hosted by Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies. Now is the perfect time to tune into our live cameras.

The proud parents-to-be of the first egg, Brinn and her mate, Beasley, will take turns incubating their egg(s) until they hatch. They’ve been nesting together in Port Washington for four years.

As more eggs are laid, we'll post updates on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more about the falcons at each nest box here.

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 WPS and We Energies 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.

For More Information, Contact:

WEC Energy Group