More Falcons banded in Northeast Wisconsin


GREEN BAY - More Falcons are being banded in an effort to track the once endangered species.

Three Peregrine Falcons were hatched at the W-P-S plant in Green Bay on Friday.

A small amount of blood was taken as well as information about each bird.

This plant has had a nesting box on its roof since 1996.

Greg Septon who researches Falcons say the survival success of the birds is because of their ability to adapt to new environments.

"Today we have all of these human cliffs that they're adapting to." Septon said.
"The population today will likely exceed the historical population only because there is more available habitat, different available habitat but nevertheless suitable habitat."

Four Falcons hatched at Georgia-Pacific's Broadway Mill in Green Bay were banded earlier this week.