A LIVE CAM VIEW INTO THE BRIESS PEREGRINE FALCON NEST BOX
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ABOUT THE BRIESS FALCON
Patriot, the adult male Peregrine Falcon, has made this nest box his home for the last several years. He was born at the Pulliam Power Plant nest site in Green Bay, WI and was banded on May 29, 2007.
Peregrine falcons are native to Wisconsin but had vanished by the 1960s due to habitat loss and extremely low production of young. Pesticides such as DDT thinned the eggs of raptors, causing them to fail. Many of the chemicals were banned beginning in the 1970s. Wisconsin helped lead the way and prohibited the use of DDT in 1972, a year before the federal government. The federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 provided additional protections for peregrines and other birds of prey. Now Wisconsin regularly hosts more than 30 active peregrine nests and produces more than 100 chicks
ABOUT THE BRIESS FALCON CAM
The Briess Peregrine Falcon camera was installed in 2016 and is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator.