University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2019 information and webcam

Peregrine Falcons have been present on the UWM campus for several years, frequently seen soaring above or perched on several of the high rise buildings on campus. In particular, much activity has been observed on the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Building. In the fall of 2007, Greg Septon of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program, toured the EMS site and encouraged University officials and scientists to build and install a nest box at the site. Plans were drawn up for the box, UWM Physical Plant carpenters and other trades workers constructed and installed the nest box at a site chosen on the roof of the EMS building. Department Biological Sciences faculty and staff provide scientific observation and data reporting. Thomas Hansen from the WATER Institute, Monica Cloutier from UTIS and Thomas Schuck from Biological Sciences helped construct and maintain this web site.

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Past years nesting season records and photos

5-25-2019 – Warm day in the nest box good day for a nap.

5-22-2019 – 2 chicks, not quite as cute as when first hatched.

5-22-2019 – Dad in to check on the chicks.

5-19-2019 – 2 chicks.

5-16-2019 – Female with two chicks.

5-16-2019 – Female feeding two chicks.

5-14-2019 – The second chick has hatched.

5-13-2019 – Close-up of the 1st chick. The 2nd egg can be seen cracking, a sure sign of hatching.

5-13-2019 – Female feeding the first chick.

5-14-2019 – The second chick has hatched.

5-13-2019 – Male with first chick.

5-13-2019 – Female feeding the first chick.

5-11-2019 – The first chick hatched this morning ~8:06 am.

4-24-2019 – Female sitting on eggs.

4-12-2019 – Female sitting on eggs.

4-10-2019 – The 4th egg was laid today ~12:00pm.

4-9-2019 – Female sitting on 3 eggs.

4-6-2019 – The 2nd egg was laid this morning.

4-3-2019 – The first egg was laid at 6:10pm.

4-3-2019 – The first egg was laid today about 6:10pm.

3-26-2019 – Male (left) and female in the nest box.

3-23-2019 – The male is deepening one of the scrapes.

3-21-2019 – 2 new scrapes (red arrows) have been formed in the gravel bed.

3-19-2019 – Lightning is still the resident male.

3-19-2019 – Looks like our unbanded female is back and claiming her nest.

3-19-2019 – The fight continues.

3-19-2019 – Two females were seen fighting in the nest box this morning.

3-15-2019 – A new male 89/N b/g, Skyy was seen in the nest box.

3-9-2019 – Lightning (b/r) 84/R, our male for the past 4 years is back, displacing Wildcat for the second year in a row.

3-9-2019 – Lightning is back.

2-27-2019 – The 2 new birds in the nest box.

2-27-2019 – A new female, b/r C/44, Agatha has been at the nest box the last few days.

1-4-2019 – A new male, Wildcat, b/r 71/P has been at the nest box for several weeks this winter.

12-11-2018 – Cleaned and ready for next year.