Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program
April 22, 2013 - 85 falcon chicks have fledged from Dairyland’s nesting sites since the mid-1990s A slow start to spring hasn’t stopped the annual return of Peregrine falcons to the Coulee Region and Dairyland’s nesting boxes. The 2013 Peregrine falcon season began at Dairyland in late February with the sighting of a falcon at Dairyland’s Genoa (Wis.) power plant nesting box. Falcons arrived at the Alma (Wis.) power plant site in early March. Mating pairs of falcons at both Alma and Genoa Site nesting boxes are incubating a full clutch of eggs, with hatching expected in early to mid-May. Fledging of the chicks will likely occur in late June or early July. Keep up with the falcons via the Bird Cam Cameras are installed at both the Alma and Genoa power plant locations to capture “real time” online bird watching at the nesting boxes. Click on the Bird Cam on the bottom left side of the home page for images of the falcons’ 2013 nesting season. About the falcon program Dairyland has been fostering the return of the Peregrine falcon to its natural territory along the Upper Mississippi since the 1990s. To learn more about the program and recent successes, click here.