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Re: US Nestsites & Cam Links
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2020, 14:08 »
Will be checking/updating all the links here as the season begins ...

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MN / Lake City - 2020 / ? & ?
« Reply #63 on: March 20, 2017, 15:52 »
Unfortunately, there has not been a cam at this site for some years now. I always used to enjoy this site, especially during the years when Lolo and Gretch were the resident pair.

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« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2016, 08:13 »
Maricopa County Administration Building
Phoenix. Arizona


Link for webcam Arizona Game & Fish Peregrine Cam

Peregrine falcons have been nesting in the downtown Phoenix area for more than a decade.  Early on, the birds selected the Maricopa County Administration Building as a nest site.  An agreement with the county now allows the Arizona Game and Fish Department to monitor the birds' nesting progress.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department constructed a nest box equipped with a live feed video camera and tried to entice the falcons to use the nest box, but efforts failed. Two different designs, both built by Mesa woodworker Glenn Bollinger, remained unused by the birds.  The female instead chose to nest in a gutter adjacent to the box where she was seldom successful.  Over a seven year period, only two chicks survived to the age of fledging.

In 2014, the female peregrine disappeared and was replaced that nesting season by another that did use the nest box.  Two eggs were laid but failed to hatch.  Early in 2016, preparations began to upgrade the video feed that no longer worked due to technological advancements.

The birds used the nest box again in 2015, laying three eggs in late March.  All three eggs hatched. However, only two of the young fledged.  The third left the nest box and, despite the best efforts of the department, could not be located and presumably died.

In early 2016, the nest box was renovated and state-of-the-art streaming video and audio equipment was installed in anticipation of the falcons using the nest box again this season.  Since the renovation, the peregrines have been spending more time at the nest box, indicating they intend to nest there again this year.  Peregrine falcons usually return to the same nest for many years.


These scaps are from this morning.  :)

Bonding video https://youtu.be/4uvjGLFbTro 

   

« Last Edit: March 12, 2016, 08:26 by RCF »

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Ohio / Canton - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2015, 07:04 »
Canton Club Event Centre
Canton, Ohio



http://northcanton.us/cantonfalcon/


Some incredible aerial shots from the Canton Ohio Peregrine Facebook posts can be found HERE and HERE
« Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 08:25 by gemcitygemini »

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Minnesota / Duluth - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2014, 10:09 »
Hibbard Energy Centre
Duluth, Minnesota


 
(photos: plant from SustainablePlant.com; nestbox from the Duluth web cam resource website)

In 2008, the first peregrine chick was born at the Hibbard Energy Center in Duluth where Minnesota Power had installed a nest box.  Since 2008, 10 chicks have hatched and been banded.

The nestbox has been removed for the 2015 nesting season due to maintenance on the smokestack.  It is to be reinstalled in time for the 2016 nesting season.  It is expected that the birds will nest on the nearby Richard I Bong Memorial Bridge (aka the Bong Bridge) in 2015.

webcam link:  http://www.mnpower.com/Environment/FalconCam

Resident Pairs & Offspring:
  • 2015 - nestbox has been removed to complete maintenance on the stack - birds likely to nest on the nearby Bong Bridge
  • 2014 - Arsene & Isabel --> chicks not named – 1 male & 2 females.
  • 2013 - Arsene & Isabel --> Lincoln (m) & Liberty (f)
  • 2012 - Trevor & Isabel --> Perry (m), Cydney (f) & Izzy (f)
  • 2011 - Trevor & Isabel --> Ellert (m), Alden (m) & Wanderer (f)
  • 2010 - Trevor & Isabel --> eggs laid but did not hatch
  • 2009 - unbanded male & Y6 --> Woody (m), Rocky (m) & Ashley (f)
  • 2008 - unbanded male & Y6 --> Adele (f)

The Bong Bridge (Richard I Bong Memorial Bridge) in Duluth, Minnesota

 

image of bridge & image of bridge with Hibbard Plant to the right

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Minnesota / Lake City - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2014, 22:55 »
Horizon Milling King Plant
Lake City, Minnesota



(photo: nestbox from Birdcam.it)

The nest box was built through collaboration between Horizon Milling and the Raptor Resource Project. The nest box provides a safe haven for the once nearly extinct peregrine falcons. The video camera was put in the nest box in 2003 to give Horizon Milling employees and the community the ability to watch the peregrines nurture their eggs, which are expected to hatch in early- to mid-May, online.

webcam link: http://www.cargillfoods.com/na/en/products/HorizonMilling/FalconCam/index.jsp


Resident Pairs & Offspring:
   2013 - u/b male & Charlette --> Wayne (m), Sandy (f) & Sarah (f)
   2012 - no record
   2011 - u/b male & Charlette --> Harris (m), Rebekah (f), Cielo (f) & Cyclone (f)
   2010 - u/b male & Lolo --> Adam F (m), Bobbie (m), Roger (m) & Sodie (f)
   2009 - Gretch & Lolo --> Speedy (m), Razor (m), Milly (f) & Feathers (f)
   2008 - Gretch & Lolo --> Max (m), Rex (m), Miley (f) & Ella (f)
   2007 - Gretch & Lolo --> Cody (m), Rex (m), Mac (m) & Amy (f)
   2006 - Gretch & Lolo --> Tim (m), Blaise (m), Courtney (f) & Rose (f)
   2005 - Gretch & Lolo --> Lolo injured during incubation, eggs lost but Lolo recovered
   2004 - Gretch & Lolo --> Spud (m), Fisher (m), Buddy (m) & May (f)
   2003 - Gretch & Lolo --> Hunter (m), Romeo (m) & Isabel (f)
   2002 - Gretch & Ruth's Blue --> Les (m), Kim (f), Maggie (f) & Ellie (f)

** if anyone can find a photo of the Horizon Milling Flour Mill in Lake City, please send me the link ...

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Wisconsin / Oak Creek - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Oak Creek Power Plant
Oak Creek, Wisconsin


 
(photos: plant from the URS website; nestbox from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The Oak Creek site has a long history of coal-fired power generation. Plans for the original Oak Creek Power Plant began in the late 1940s when energy demand was beginning to outpace the company’s generating capabilities.  The Oak Creek facility is one of the cleanest and most efficient plants of its type in the United States.  The peregrines have been active here since 1998 producing a total of 46 young (3.1/year).

webcam link: http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

 

Resident Pairs & Offspring
  • 2013 - Scott & Eclipse --> Melvin (m), Wendelle (f), Ariel (f) & Baroness (f)
  • 2012 - Scott & Eclipse --> Tony (m), Lightning (m) & Hawkeye (m)
  • 2011 - Scott & Eclipse --> 3 eggs but none hatched
  • 2010 - Scott & Atlanta --> Eric (m), Leeah (f) & Emm (f)
  • 2009 - Scott & Atlanta --> Lumpy (m) & Rose (f)
  • 2008 - Scott & Atlanta --> Armin (m), Prion (m), Uthyr (m) & Amazon (f)  
  • 2007 - Scott & Atlanta --> Verne (m) & Shirley (f)
  • 2006 - Scott & Atlanta --> Joshua (m)
  • 2005 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Erial (f), Sparky (f) & Zapdos (f)
  • 2004 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Thunderbolt (m), Ivan (m), Cheryl (f) & Miracle (f)
  • 2003 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Fred (m), Bill (m) & Florence (f)
  • 2002 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Bill (m), Sue (f), Jan (f) & Kathy (f)
  • 2001 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Oakie (m), Sasha (m), Nina (f) & Angelina (f)
  • 2000 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Emily (m), Sammy F (f), Kristen (f) & Maggie (f)
  • 1999 - Griffon & Atlanta --> Simba (m), Hook (m), Chase (m) & Millenium (f)
  • 1998 - Griffon & Sheri --> John (m), Jonah (m), Andrew (m) & Natalie (f)

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Michigan / Presque Isle
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Presque Isle Power Plant
Marquette, Michigan


 

The Presque Isle Power Plant is an electric generating plant located at Marquette, Michigan, on the shore of Lake Superior. The plant has 5 active generating units with a total net generating capacity of 431 Megawatts. This plant has two smokestacks 400 and 410 feet (122 and 125 m) in height and was built in 1955 by Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company.  This plant generates 90% of the Upper Peninsula's electricity and 12% of the electricity in the Wisconsin Electric (WE) Energy system. Half of the plant's generating capacity goes to the Empire and Tilden iron ore mines on the nearby Marquette Iron Range.  In 2006, the plant incorporated a new process for capturing and reducing mercury emissions.  WE Energy has indicated that it may be forced to permanently shut down the Presque Isle plant in 2017 as it may not be able to meet new EPA pollution standards that will be in place at that time, though in 2012 there was an announcement of investment to upgrade the facility to meet standards. In 2013 WE's largest customer, the mining company Cliffs Natural Resources, announced that they were dropping the Presque Isle Plant as their power supplier and in Feb 2014, the Presque Isle Plant was put up for sale by WE Energy. (source: Wikipedia & the Mining Journal)

webcam link: http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

Resident Pairs & Offspring
  • 2013 - ? & PS --> Perry (m), Haukka (f), Blaze (f) & Blossom (f)
  • 2012 - ? & PS --> Superman (m) & Felco (m)
  • 2011 - ? & PS --> Phoenix (m) & Sprint (f)

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Wisconsin / Pleasant Prairie - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Pleasant Prairie Power Plant
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin


 
(photos: plant from the Noria website; nestbox from the Kenosha News)

Pleasant Prairie Power Plant is a base-load, coal-fired, electrical power station located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin in Kenosha County. In 2009, it was listed as the largest generating station in Wisconsin and generates roughly 13% of Wisconsin's electricity, burning around 13,000 tons of coal daily. The plant uses experimental technology to separate carbon dioxide from the exhaust, and is seen as a proving ground for clean coal technology.  The plant is owned by We Energies.  The 30-year old power plant has developed and applied a retrofit system that has helped reduce nitrogen oxide by up to 90 percent and sulfur dioxide by up to 95 percent. However, the Pleasant Prairie plant still pours out “8.6 million tons of CO2 annually – about as much as (that produced by) 1.7 million US cars,” according to the Wall Street Journal.  In an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the plant uses a chilled ammonia process that captures up to 90 percent of carbon emissions as it escapes the flue gas.

webcam link: http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

 

Resident Pairs & Offspring
  • 2013 - PBR & Thilmany  --> Vern (m), Razor (m), Falco (m) & Pefour (m) * territorial fight in June, 3 chicks killed by the intruder
  • 2012 - PBR & Thilmany  --> Rico (m), Lightning (m) & Sky (m)
  • 2011 - Dave & Thilmany  --> Reliable (m), Zap (m) & Filament (m) * territorial fight in March, Thilmany won
  • 2010 - Dave & Thilmany  --> Kris (m), Jayce (m), Niemi (m) & Isabel (f)
  • 2009 - Dave & Breezer & Thilmany  --> Chance (f) * Thilmany's offspring, not Breezer's
  • 2008 - Duke & Breezer --> Remmie (m), Bob (m), Light (m) & Lex (f)
  • 2007 - Duke & Breezer  --> Ariel (f) & Cannon (f)
  • 2006 - Duke & Breezer  --> Dan (m), Bob (m), TJ (m), Suzuki (m) & Rod (m)
  • 2005 - ? & Breezer  --> Beaster (m), Bob (m), Maisy (f) & Lindsay (f)
  • 2004 - ? & Breezer  --> Big Bird (m) & Parker (f)
  • 2003 - ? & Breezer  --> Squawker (m), Brass (m), Erik (m) & Jennie (f)
  • 2002 - ? & Breezer  --> Todd (m)
  • 2001 - ? & Breezer  --> Tarak (m), Barry (m), Sky (f), Marybeth (f)
  • 2000 - ? & Breezer  --> Regis (m), Bryce (f) & Madalyn (f)
  • 1999 - ? & Breezer  --> Ryann (f) & Elayne (f)
  • 1998 - ? & Atlanta  --> Don (m), Jake (m) & Dori (f)
  • 1997 - ? & Raynie  --> Natalie (f)

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Wisconsin / Washington - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Port Washington Generating Station
Port Washington, Wisconsin


 
(photos: plant from WE Energies; nestbox from Raptor Resource)

This 1,150-megawatt natural gas-powered generating station replaced a 225-megawatt coal-fueled plant that had operated at the same site for more than 70 years. It is the most thermally efficient generating power plant in Wisconsin.  This plant occupies more than 52 acres of land at the southern end of Port Washington, Wis., on the shore of Lake Michigan.

webcam link: http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

Resident Pairs & Offspring:
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WI / Milwaukee - Valley Power Plant - 2020 / ? & ?
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Milwaukee Valley Power Plant
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


 

Valley Power Plant is an intermediate load, coal fired, electrical power station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plant is a cogeneration facility supplying steam to 480 customers and 280 MW of electricity. The plant is fueled by a pulverized coal and petroleum coke blend. Coal is shipped by boat to Milwaukee's Greenfield Avenue dock and then by barge to the plant. The plant is owned by We Energies. It is scheduled convert to natural gas sometime in 2015 or 2016.  (Source: Wikipedia)

webcam link: http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

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Wisconsin / Wauwatosa - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2014, 22:45 »
Milwaukee County Power Plant
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


 
(photos by Peter Zuzga, Wauwatosa Now)

Milwaukee County is primarily a  thermal plant. Its main purpose is to supply steam and chilled water.  Coal-based plant generates heating steam and electricity for customers and supplies steam to a chiller plant that generates chilled water for cooling.  This plant occupies more than 15 acres on the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa, Wis.  (source: WE Energies)

webcam link:  http://www.we-energies.com/environmental/protect_wildlife.htm

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Minnesota / Bloomington - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2014, 20:46 »
Wells Fargo Plaza
Bloomington, Minnesota


 
(photos: building from Wikipedia; nestbox by RCF)

Wells Fargo Plaza (formerly known as Norwest Financial Center) is located in suburban Bloomington, Minnesota.  It is a 24-storey office tower connected to the 3-story plaza building through an open atrium linkway.  This iconic landmark encompasses nearly 17 manicured acres.  The tower provides unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape, including the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines and the Minnesota River Valley.  State-of-the-art, interactive directories provide current weather, traffic conditions, building announcements and a dedicated Peregrine Falcon nest web cam in each lobby that films their activity on the building roof.

webcam link:


Resident Pairs & Offspring:
   2013 - MPR2 & Speedy --> Bowser (m) & Shiver (f)
   2012 - MPR2 & Speedy --> Rebel (m), Siles (m), Symphony (f) & Serindipity (f)
   2011 - MPR2 & Speedy --> Killabrew (m), Chumlee (m) & Tinker (f)
   2010 - MPR2 & Serendipity --> Screech (m), Monty (m), Chase (f) & Grace (f)
   2009 - MPR2 & Mendoat --> Apollo (m), Davidson (m), Buddy T (m), Puff (f) & Lilly (f)
   2008 - MPR2 & Mendota --> Hunter (m), Aurora (f), Ursula (f), Stella (f) & Charlette (f)
   2007 - MPR2 & Mendota --> Tony (m), Alden (m) & Camilla (f)

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Missouri / Kansas City - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2014, 12:42 »
Commerce Tower
Kansas City, Missouri


 
(photos - building from Wikipedia, nesttray from Alison/CMNH)

Commerce Tower is a 30-story Skyscraper located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Constructed in 1965, it is the ninth tallest habitable structure in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and since the completion of the City Hall, it was the first locally designed Skyscraper in Kansas City. The facade is constructed of pre-cast stone and glass, (known as a "curtain-wall") creating a unique look, especially for its time.  The last 15-foot beam was signed by 18,000 people including Harry S Truman.  The building is expected to change ownership in 2013 and be redeveloped into a $71 million mix of office, residential, and educational uses -- due, in part, to construction of the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar right outside the building's main entrance.

webcam link: http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-cameras/kansas-city-falcon-web-camera

history of the site:  http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-cameras/kansas-city-falcon-web-camera/peregrine-falcon-history-commerce-tow

Resident Pairs & Offspring
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Michigan / Detroit - 2019
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2014, 15:47 »
Whittier Hotel
Detroit, Michigan

        
(photos:  building from Wikipedia, birds/nest from Peregrine Foundation website)

The Whittier (also known as the Whittier Apartments) is a partially renovated high rise residential complex and former hotel located at 415 Burns Drive in Detroit, Michigan, on the Detroit River. The Whittier was constructed as an apartment hotel, meaning that tenants could rent an apartment, yet have access to services typically provided by a hotel.[2] The Whittier was built at a time when the population boom in Detroit increased demand for housing.[2] The developer selected a site near the Detroit River, in an area that was, until then, primarily used for exclusive upper-class homes.[2] Construction began in 1921, and ran until 1927.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. 

There is no webcam at this location

Resident Pairs & Offspring:
  • 2013 - Allegro & Miriam --> ??
  • 2012 - Allegro & Miriam --> Payne (m), Moore (f) & Britney (f)
  • 2011 - no record
  • 2010 - no record
  • 2009 - no record
  • 2008 - Allegro & ? --> Washington (m), Whittier (m) & Belle (f)
  • 2007 - ? & ? --> BB (f)
  • 2006 - ? & ? --> JD (f) & Nick (?)
  • 2005 - no record
  • 2004 - Allegro & Sunrise --> did not nest
  • 2003 - Allegro & Sunrise --> nest failed
  • 2002 - Allegro & Sunrise --> nest failed
  • 2001 - Allegro & Sunrise --> nest failed in storm
  • 2000 - Allegro & Sunrise --> no nest
  • 1999 - Cinder & Sunrise --> Ernest (m) & Elaine (f)
  • 1998 - Cinder & Sunrise --> Alex (m) & Cindy (f)
  • 1997 - ? & Sunrise --> Cinder (m)
  • 1996 - no record
  • 1995 - ? & Sunrise --> Whittier (f)

2013 news story about the Whittier - Falcons at the Vacant Whittier Hotel Displeased with Scrappers