Peregrine falcon chicks hatch at Michigan power plant

The Board of Water and Light started hosting peregrine falcons, the fastest bird in the world, in 2004

May 13th, 2015
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A pair of peregrine falcons named Viper and Eckert hatched three baby chicks at the Lansing Board of Power and Light’s Eckert Power Station in Michigan.

The Board of Water and Light started hosting peregrine falcons, the fastest bird in the world, in 2004 as part of a conservation effort to help the species. In that time, 17 healthy young falcons have been raised.

Viper and Eckert moved into the plant last year. Their first clutch of eggs was not viable, but this year they have produced four eggs, three of which hatched.

To read more about power companies working to save peregrine falcons, click here.

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