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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. 

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2020 Nesting Season

Update: July 9, 2020

On March 4 & 5, four falcons arrived at Dairyland's Alma and Genoa (Wis.) nesting sites. In Alma, a new pair was identified as Mackey (male) and an unbanded female. Returning to the Genoa nesting box are Marcelle (male) and Peta (female). They have been the resident pair in Genoa since 2017 with Peta being the resident female since 2016. Each pair incubated four eggs; a typical clutch for a Peregrine is three to four eggs.