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2017 Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season

Itís been an eventful spring at Dairylandís Alma and Genoa (Wis.) falcon nesting sites!

Alma Site nesting update:

Returning male Kiwi (fledged in 2006 from Xcelís King power plant in Minnesota) and a new, unidentified female originally nested in the Alma Site power plant nesting box. The female began egg laying, with one egg produced on April 2. Shortly thereafter, a different female falcon, Power, who has nested with Kiwi previously, arrived and drove away the new female from the nesting box. As a result, visitors to the Bird Cam may have seen one non-viable egg in the nesting box. Kiwi and Power have since been using the Alma Site nesting box as an occasional hunting perch; it is believed they have established a natural nest on the nearby bluff, as they have the past two years.

Genoa Site nesting update:

The falcon pair at Genoa are incubating four eggs in the power plant nesting box. Staff are working to identify the falcons via their USFWS bands. We hope you are enjoying viewing the nesting season via live streaming video on the Dairyland Bird Cam! Updates will be posted as new information is known.



Update - June 13, 2017 - We are having technical difficulty with the camera at Alma and will not be able to repair the camera for the remaining nesting season.

Any video content other than the falcon nest box video stream is provided by our streaming provider, UStream, and is not endorsed by Dairyland Power Cooperative.