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

6-24-2019 – Both chicks have left the nest box.

6-22-2019 – One chick on the perch outside the nest box the other stretching its wings.

6-19-2019 – Two chicks watching the sunset.

6-16-2019 – Both chick can now make their way up on to the nest box ledge.

6-15-2019 – This chick is almost fully feathered.

6-15-2019 – First chick on the ledge of the nest box.

6-12-2019 – Female feeding the chicks from the ledge of the nest box.

6-7-2019 – Two chick head close-ups.

6-6-2019 – Two chicks and the male watching the camera.

6-3-2019 – Here she comes again.

6-3-2019 – Letting us know it is time to go!

6-2-2019 – Staring us down….

6-3-2019 – The female calling us out for being in the nest box.

6-3-2019 – The 2 chicks are returned to the nest box.

6-3-2019 – The 2 chicks with leg bands applied.

6-3-2019 – The chicks received their leg identification bands today. Here a federal leg band is applied to the right leg. A color coded project band is later applied to the left leg for easy, at distance identification.

6-2-2019 – The chicks are starting to walk around in the nest box.

6-2-2019 – The chicks are starting to walk around in the nest box.

5-28-2019 – Chick close-up.

5-28-2019 – Chicks are starting to develop their pin feathers.

5-27-2019 – Female feeding chicks.

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.