University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2017 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

10-7-2017 – 91/N (b/blu), Hilary was spotted at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan . Photo courtesy of Jon Ferguson.

6-24-2017 – Female feeding fledgling.

6-24-2017 – The adult female was bring prey in to feed 2 of the fledglings.

6-24-2107 – Fledgling in flight.

6-24-2107 – The fledglings were practicing their flying skills Saturday. These 2 were waiting for a breeze before lifting off and soaring around some of the buildings on campus.

6-17-2017 – The last chick has left the nest box.

6-16-2017 – N/9 b/g, Last chick in the nest box.

6-14-2017 – Female feeding the youngest chick.

6-14-2017 – One chick has left the nest box.

6-13-2017 – All 4 chicks on the ledge of the nest box.

6-10-2017 – Chick closeup.

6-10-2017 – 3 chicks on the ledge of the nest box.

6-8-2017 – 2nd chick on the ledge.

6-8-2017 – First chick on the ledge of the nest box.

6-4-2017 – Running around the nest box and stretching their wings.

6-4-2017 – Chick head shot.

6-4-2017 – The chicks have grown and are eating like teenagers.

6-1-2017 – Chicks are up and walking around the nest box.

5-30-2017 – Chicks are getting big.

5-26-2017 – Female feeding chicks.

5-26-2017 – Chicks are photographed before going back to the nest box.

5-26-2017 – A band is applied to each leg.

5-26-2017 – The chicks are examined before banding.

5-23-2017 – Chicks are growing pin feathers and starting to move around the nest box.

5-20-217 – Chick head shot.

5-17-2017 – How those chicks have grown in 10 days.

5-16-2017 – Chicks are growing.

5-16-2017 – Male with chicks.

5-13-2017 – All chicks in a row.

5-12-2017 – Male (on platform) just delivered lunch. Female feeding chicks.

5-12-2017 – Female watching while the chicks nap.

5-10-2017 – Chicks

5-9-2017 – Late night snack.

5-9-2017 – The egg tooth (arrow) can still be seen on the youngest chick.

5-9-2017 – Female feeding 4 chicks.

5-9-2017 – The 4th egg has hatched.

5-8-2017 – 3 chicks.

5-8-2017 – Female feeding 3 chicks.

5-7-2017 – Female feeding 3 chicks.

5-6-2017 – Female feeding 2 chicks.

5-6-2017 – Male with 2 chicks. One chick has just hatched its down feathers are not yet dried.

5-6-2017 – Two eggs have hatched today. One older chick (white) and one not dried yet can be seen.

5-6-2017 – Eggs are beginning to hatch.

4-8-2017 – Male and female in the nest box.

4-6-2017 – The 4th egg was laid today.

4-4-2017 – Male sitting on eggs.

4-3-2017 – The 3rd egg was laid today about 18:30hrs.

4-2-2017 – Confirming male is (b/r) 84/R “Lightning”.

4-2-2017 – Male keeping watch over the nest box.

4-1-2017 – Two eggs.

4-1-2017 – The 2nd egg was laid this morning.

3-31-2017 – Female sitting on the egg.

3-30-2017 – First egg!

3-30-2017 – Male with first egg.

3-30-2017 – Female with first egg.

3-28-2017 – 2 Scrapes have been dug in the nest box gravel.

3-23-2017 – Male on ledge with female.

3-20-2017 – Female “cleaning” the nest box.

2-24-2017 – Looks like 84/R B/R won the fight.

2-23-2017 – 2 Males fighting in the nest box.

2-22-2017 – Looks like our unbanded female is back.

2-13-2017 – 71/P B/R  male, named Wildcat has been seen in the nest box the last few days.

12-31-2016 – 33/U B/R female, was in the nest box again today.

11-19-2016 – 33/U B/R female, and 84/R B/R male, were in the nest box today.