Great River Energy has closed and will demolish the power plant that hosts the peregrine falcons and our birdcam. Great River Energy is seeking another suitable nesting site on the adjacent property in hopes of continuing to host falcons and the birdcam in the future.
This year’s falcon family is still active and we will not disturb the falcons until they migrate from the site in late October.
If we are unable to locate a safe location to host falcons, we will remove the nesting box and camera after the birds migrate in the fall.
Since 2007, 38 falcons have fledged from the Elk River nesting box. We are so proud of the small part we have played in restoring falcon populations, and we will continue to follow the falcons who have fledged from our nesting box.