peregrine

Peregrine falcon stewardship success

July 14, 2021

The Peregrine falcons nesting at Dairyland's John P. Madgett (JPM) power plant in Alma, Wis., have fledged their nest, bringing the total number of falcons who have fledged from Dairyland’s Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program to 153.  

The falcons will remain nearby until the fall, when they migrate to South America. Juvenile falcons remain in South America for the first two years of their lives before returning back to the area. 

Peregrine falcon chicks banded at Dairyland's Alma Site

June 12, 2020

The 2020 Peregrine falcon nesting season is a success at both Dairyland’s Genoa and Alma power plant nesting sites. In June, the four chicks at the Alma Site were banded.

“Every chick receives a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band and a numbered identification band from the Raptor Resource Project. Information such as name, gender, age and nest is recorded in a database. That way, if one of these birds returns, we can look up the band number and determine if it has returned home,” said Ben Campbell, Dairyland Environmental Biologist II.