University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2015 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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Last chick has left the nest box 6-20-2015
6-20-2015 - The last chick has left the nest box.

Last chick 28M BG 6-19-2015
6-19-2015 Last chick in the nest box . 28/M B/G

Female feeding the last chick 6-19-2015
6-19-2015 - Female feeding the last chick in the nest box.

One of the chicks has left the nest box 6-15-2015
6-15-2015 - One of the chicks has left the nest box.  It was spotted on the roof of the EMS building. Quite a first flight!

Streching their wings 6-12-2015
6-12-2015 - The chicks are stretching and strengthening their wings.

3 chicks on the ledge 6-12-2015
6-12-2015 - 3 chicks on the ledge.

Female feeding 3 chicks 6-12-2015
6-12-2015 - Female feeding 3 chicks.  Their juvenile plumage is developing.

2 chicks on the ledge 6-9-2015
6-9-2015 - Second chick on the ledge.

First chick 39A on the ledge 6-8-2015
6-8-2015 - First chick (39A B/G) on the ledge.

Chick head shot 6-4-2015
6-4-2015 - Chick head shot.

Chick with new leg bands 6-4-2015

6-4-2015 - Chick with new leg ID bands.

Chick feathers 6-4-2015
6-4-2015 - Chick feather growth.

Lightning best 1 6-2-2015
6-2-2015 - The male is seen overhead as the chicks are taken back to the nest box.

Leg bands
6-2-2015 - 3 chicks back in the nest box with new bands.

Leg bands
6-2-2015 - The chicks received their leg ID bands today. A State ID band is applied to the left leg of one of the chicks. A federal ID band can be seen on the right leg.

Chick 5-31-2015
5-31-2015 - Chick

Chick shot 5-27-2015
5-27-2015 - Chicks are starting to get their primary feathers.

Chicks have moved to the otherside of theh nest box 5-26-2015
5-26-2015 - The chicks have moved to the other side of the nest box.

Lens has been hit
5/24/2015 - The camera lens has been hit by one of the chicks.  Hopefully the move to another part of the nest box.

Starting to move around 5-23-2015
5-23-2015 - The chicks are starting to walk around the nest box.

They don't fit anymore 5-22-2015
5-22-2015 - They don't fit anymore.

Starting to stand up 5-20-2015
5-20-2015 - The chicks are starting to stand up.

Getting warm under there 5-16-2015
5-16-2015 - Getting warm under there.

Female with chicks sticking out 5-15-2015
5-15-2015 - Female with chicks sticking out.

4th egg still not hatched 5-12-2015
5-12-215 - The 4th egg has still not hatched.

3 chicks closse up 5-11-2015
5-11-2015 - 3 chick close up.

3 chicks male and female 5-11-2015
5-11-2015 - 3 chicks, male (left) and female with dinner.

3rd egg is starting to hatch 5-11-2015 0600
5-11-2015 - The third egg is starting to hatch @ 06:00.

Female feeding 2 chicks 5-10-2015
5-10-2015 - Female feeding 2 chicks.

Male (left) female and 2 chicks 5-10-2015
5-10-2015 - Male (left), female and 2 chicks.

Female feeding 2 chicks 5-9-2015 -4
5-9-2015 - Second egg hatched about 14:00 today.

Female feeding one chick
5-9-2015 - Female feeding chick. Second egg in the foreground starting to hatch.

First chick 5-00 5-9-2015
5-9-2015 - First chick hatched about 5:00AM this morning. With male.

Male and Female 4-9-2015
4-9-2015 - Female in to spell the male.  He had been incubating the eggs for about 4 hours.

Female and nest box wet from teh heavy rain 4-9-2015 2
4-9-2015 - Male and nest box wet from the heavy rain.

4 eggs
4-7-2015 - A 4th egg was laid today about 4:10PM.

Female incubating eggs while sleeping 4-6-2015
4-6-2015 - Female asleep while incubating the eggs.

3rd egg 4-5-2015
4-5-2015 - The third egg was laid about 8:15 this morning.

2nd egg 4-3-2015 -2
4-3-2015 - The second egg was laid last night.

Lightning male guarding the nest 4-2-2015
4-2-2015 - Male, Lightning (b/r) 84/R, guarding the nest.

Female down for the night 4-1-2015
4-1-2015 - Female down for the night.

Male in for a view 4-1-2015
4-1-2015 - Male in for a look at the egg.

First egg 4-1-2015 -2
4-1-2015 - First egg this morning!

3-30-2015 Female cleaning the nest box
3-30-2015 - The female was seen cleaning feathers left from U/33's occupation of the box this past winter.

Female 3-29-2015
3-29-2015 - Female checking out the nest box.  No eggs yet...

Male and Female 3-25-2015
3-25-2015 - Male and female in the nest box.  There is a third scrape near the center of the box at the rear.

Male and Female 3-22-2015
3-22-2015 - Both the male (left) and female were seen in the nest box today.

Male at first scrape 3-21-2015
Male at second scrape 3-21-2015
3-20-2015 - The male can be seen at 2 scrapes that have been excavated in the nest box one on the east side and one on the west.

Male 84-R Lightning 3-19-2015
3-19-2015 - A male, Lightning 84/R, was seen at the next box today.

Female no band 3-16-2015 - 3
3-16-2015 - An unbanded female (probably the same one as last year) returned to the next box on this date.

33-U -2- 2-16-2015
2-16-2015 - 33/U, a female from the Milwaukee County Power Plant location, spent much of the winter at this box at UWM.