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WATCH: Keep tabs on peregrine falcons nesting in boxes

Two Eggs in Pulliam Nest on March 20, 2018. (Photo Courtesy Wisconsin Public Service)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Spring is here and the peregrine falcons have returned to Wisconsin Public Service's nest boxes.

WPS is featuring an uninterrupted live stream of the nests.

Peregrine falcons were threatened by extinction. That's when WPS decided to step in.

The nest boxes are a part of the energy provider's recovery efforts, which they have been working on since 1993. They saw the first of the birds hatch a short three years later in 1996.

Since then 92 falcons have hatched in the WPS nest boxes, and that number is expected to grow as two eggs are already laid in the J.P Pulliam power plant nest box.

This April WPS will offer a "Name the Chicks" contest for elementary and middle school students to name a peregrine chick.

There's also a nest at the Weston Power Plant near Wausau.



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