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BWL to Band Baby Peregrine Falcon Chick

Contact: BWL Media Line | 517-342-1026

6/25/2018 4:10:00 PM


The Lansing Board of Water & Light, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Potter Park Zoo and Michigan State University, will band the new baby peregrine falcon chick on Tuesday, June 26 at 10am.


WHERE: Eckert Power Station, Conference Room C


WHEN: 10-11:30am


WHAT: The baby will be weighed to determine sex, banded to help track migration patterns and will also be named.


The baby was born to April, an unbanded, new female to the Eckert nest, and second-time dad, Tornado, who was born in Muskegon at the Consumers Energy B.C. Cobb Plant.


Since 2004, the BWL has hosted a nesting site atop the Eckert Power Station for endangered peregrine falcons. To date, over 50 eggs have been laid. The peregrine falcon remains on Michigan’s endangered species list.


The peregrine falcon is renowned for its speed, reaching over 200mph during its characteristic hunting high speed dive, making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. The public can watch a live stream inside the falcon nest by clicking here.