University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2020 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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6-17-2020 – The 3rd chick was also seen along the east side of the building

6-17-2020 – 2 chicks, one in flight and one below the nest box (red arrow) and female (green arrow)

6-15-2020 – 2 chicks have come back to the roost

6-13-2020 – The chicks have left the nest box

6-12-2020 – 1 chick in the nest box the other on the perch

6-11-2020 – Getting ready to fly

6-11-2020 – Chick plumage

6-7-2020 – Two well feathered chicks on the ledge of the nest box

6-3-2020 – Younger chick

6-2-2020 – Many feathers

5-30-2020 – A bedtime snack

5-28-2020 – Chick sitting directly under the camera. Pin feathers are growing.

5-23-2020 – More feathers

5-20-2020 – The chicks are starting to move around the nest box

5-19-2020 – Female feeding the growing chicks

5-19-2020 – Chick closeup

5-17-2020 – The chicks are developing wing and tail pin feathers

5-14-2020 – A full crop and yelling for more

5-14-2020- Head and tails

5-13-2020 – Male feeding the 3 chicks

5-12-2020 – Female closeup

5-11-2020 – Female feeding 3 chicks

5-11-2020 – Two chick closeups

5-9-2020 – Female feeding 3 chicks

5-9-2020 – 3 chicks in a row.

5-6-2020 – The male (right) is feeding the chicks while the female looks on

5-3-2020 – A little nap after dinner

5-3-2020 – The egg tooth can still be seen on the 3rd chick

5-3-2020 – Female size compared to chicks

5-3-2020 – Female feeding 3 chicks

5-3-2020 – The 3rd egg hatched ~10:00. You can see the still wet chick under the females right wing.

5-2-2020 – Female with her brood

5-2-2020 – Female feeding 2 chicks

5-1-2020 – The first chick has hatched and there is a 2nd egg in the hatching process. Female feeding the 1st chick.

4-30-2020 – Female watching the camera

4-9-2020 – Male getting ready to incubate eggs.

4-7-2020 – Male soaring near the EMS building. Picture Courtesy of Linda Whittingham

4-4-2020 – Female incubating 4 eggs – Estimated hatch dates are: April 29 – May 1

3-31-2020 – The fourth egg was laid last night.

3-27-2020 – The third egg was laid ~9:35 this morning.

3-26-2020 – Female incubating 2 eggs.

3-25-2020 – The second egg was laid last night.

3-23-2020 – Female with first egg.

3-22-2020 – The first egg was laid today at ~ 17:33.

3-11-2020 – Female checking out one of the scraps in the nest box.

3-9-2020 – The male has dug 2 scrapes in the nest box.

3-2-2020 Male, (b/r) 84/R “Lightning” in the nest box.

3-2-2020 – Our male, (b/r) 84/R “Lightning”, and the unbanded female have returned to the nest box.

1-26-2020 – Male, (b/blu) 12/R “JimBob” in the nest box.

1-6-2020 – Female, (b/r) C/44 “Agatha” in the nest box.