PPL has a long-standing involvement with efforts to restore the peregrine falcon population. We provide nesting boxes at the company’s power plants or on our tall buildings that provide a safe setting for peregrine falcons to prosper.

 

In the wild, falcons nest on high cliffs. In urban settings, tall buildings make a suitable alternative. PPL’s 322-foot headquarters in Pennsylvania and the crevices and alcoves at our power plants in Kentucky remind the falcons of natural nesting locations, such as mountain cliffs and ledges.

What’s hatching in our falcon nests?

Peregrines in Pennsylvania

Our peregrine’s flew the coop (technically a nest), but a new crew is nesting safely at Allentown’s 8th Street Bridge. We’re still committed to helping these endangered birds thrive by assisting with nest builds throughout our Pennsylvania service territory.

While we wait for new peregrines to take up residence in our nest, check out this live feed from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Click here to see the live feed. (link: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/falcon-cam-popup_v2.html)

The young peregrines, called eyasses, in the PPL Tower Building nesting box in 2018.

Peregrines in Kentucky

In partnership with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, LG&E and KU launched in 2013 Kentucky’s first live peregrine falcon web cam inside the falcon nest box at our Mill Creek Generating Station. Since then, more than 100 falcons have hatched from these nest boxes.