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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2018 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.

Animal Care and Use Protocol number 17-18 #32

Past years nesting season records and photos

6-16-2018 – The last chick has left the nest box.

6-5-2018 – 02/R Blk/G is the last chick in the nest box.

6-12-2018 – One chick has left the nest box.

6-8-2018 – Count ’em off

6-8-2018 – All 3 chicks are on the ledge of the nest box. They will be flying soon.

6-7-2018 – Three chick showing size and development.

6-7-2018 – Female feeding the 2 older chicks. the 3rd chick, younger is in the foreground.

6-2-2018 – First chick on the ledge of the nest box.

6-2-2018 – More feathers.

5-25-2018 – Chilling out in a warm nest box.

5-25-2018 – Back in the nest box with new bling.

5-25-2018 – Artsy shot of male in flight.

5-25-2018 – Male soaring overhead.

5-25-2018 – Female diving on us.

5-25-2018 – Female scolding us as we return the chicks to the nest box.

2-25-2018 – The 3 chicks with new bands attached.

5-25-2018 – The chicks received their Federal and State leg band identification numbers today.

5-22-2018 – Chick head shot.

5-22-2018 – A few pin feathers can be seen on the tail and wing tips.

5-22-2018 – The chicks have started to move around the nest box.

5-21-2018 – Female feeding 3 hungry and aggressive chicks.

5-17-2018 – Female feeding 3 chicks. She feeds them all, even the smallest.

5-16-2018 – 3 Chicks.

5-14-2018 – Ball of chicks staying warm.

5-12-2018 – Female feeding 3 chicks. Considerable size difference between the chicks.

5-12-2018 – Chick fight, a little sibling rivalry.

5-8-2018 – The 3rd chick hatched today ~9:00am.

5-5-2018 – One of the male falcons produced at UWM in 2013 has recruited a mate and has a clutch of eggs at Milwaukee County Power Plant (Now MRMC Thermal). The bird’s name is “Asa”, band ID (b/r) 17/M. Named after an important American botanist, Asa Gray.

5-4-2018 – Female feeding 2 chicks

5-4-2018 – The 2nd chick hatched this morning ~5:45am. The egg tooth (arrow) is still visible.

5-3-2018 – Close-up of 1st chick.

5-3-2018 – Female feeding 1st chick.

5-3-2018 – First Chick hatched today ~ 5:45am. Female feeding first meal.

4-26-2018 – Female (right) waits to relieve male of incubation duties.

4-2-2018 – The 4th egg was laid today.

3-31-2018 – The 3rd egg was laid about 12:15pm today.

3-28-2018 Female sleeping while sitting on 2 eggs.

3-28-2018 – The 2nd egg was laid ~3:30am.

3-26-2018 – Female sitting with curled talons.

3-26-2018 – Male sitting with egg.

3-26-2018 – The first egg was laid last night at about 22:00hrs.

3-21-2018 – Male and female in the nest box.

3-16-2018 – Unbanded female in the nest box.

2-25-2018 – “Lighting” (b/r) 84/R sitting on the ledge of the nest box.