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Birdcam

About the Birdcam

Great River Energy's Elk River Energy Recovery Station is a perfect site for a nesting box because it is located in a peregrine falcon migratory flyway. The site, beside the Mississippi River, is also a draw because the birds prefer to nest in high locations near water. In recent history, power plants have had the best peregrine production rates in the Midwest.

Birdcam news

April 16, 2014

Egg #4 arrived sometime overnight!

April 13, 2014

Egg #3 appeared at 12:25 p.m.

April 11, 2014

Egg #2 appeared at 8:00 a.m.

April 9, 2014

Mary Ellen laid an egg at 6:50 a.m.

April 1, 2014

Sawatzke H/34, the male falcon from last year, has returned!

Mid-March 2014

We’ve had a few peregrine falcon sightings in recent days! The female falcon that was with us in 2013 – Mary Ellen 11/X – was spotted in the nesting box. Stay tuned and have fun watching.

A note for our Birdcam viewers: This is live video of wild birds in the natural process of raising their young. Great River Energy will not, nor do we condone, any interference with this nest while it is occupied. However, we do work with the Raptor Resource Project to band any young peregrines at the appropriate time.

Photos of our 2013 peregrine family  »

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Photos of our 2007 peregrine family  »

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