University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2021 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 20-21 #40

4-6-2021 – Female sitting on 4 eggs. Projected hatch dates are May 2-4.

4-3-2021 – Female sitting on 4 eggs.

4-2-2021 – Male sitting on 4 eggs.

4-2-2021 – The fourth egg was laid today at 1222 hrs.

3-30-2021 – The third egg was laid 1820 hrs today. Female in picture.

3-30-2021 – Male sitting on 2 eggs.

3-28-2021 – Female sitting on 2 eggs.

3-28-2021 – The second egg was laid this morning 0630.

3-27-2021 – First egg.

3-26-2021 – Female and first egg. The egg was laid ~2200 hrs 3-25-2021.

3-19-2021 – Male and female in the nest box.

3-19-2021 – Two scrapes have been dug.

3-19-2021 – Male, “Lightning” making a scrape in the nest box.

3-6-2021 – First sighting of female. Probably the same bird that has been at our site for the past nine years.

2-26-2021 – First sighting of our resident male, “Lightning” (b/r) 84/R. This is his 7th year at this site.  “Lightning” was hatched in 2012 at We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant in Oak Creek, WI.

2-25-2021 – Last sighting of “Jimbob”.

2-16-2021 – A snowy day.

2-6-2021 – “Jimbob” have an afternoon snack.

1-26-2021 – “Jimbob” still at the nest box

1-12-2021 – “Jimbob”, (b/blu) 12/R a visiting male, in the nest box.  This male was banded 6/1/2018 at Briess Malt & Ingredients Complex, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI.

11-20-2020 – Cleaning the nest box.