Detroit Falcons - 2013

Ten sites produced a record total of 32 young in SE Michigan in 2012. Here is a summary from Chris Becher, MDNR Southeast Peregrine Falcon Nesting Coordinator and Barb Baldinger, MDNR volunteer and photographer. For additional information and updates, please visit our facebook page: Peregrine Falcons Southeast Michigan

We gained four new nest sites for the 2013 season – First National Bank Building – Detroit, Parklane Tower East – Dearborn, Office Building – Saginaw, Campbell Ewald Building, Warren! We monitored sixteen active nest sites in my portion of the southeast region during the 2013 season. There were two inactive sites; The DTE River Rouge Power Plant and the DTE St. Clair Power Plant had no nesting activity. Six of the sixteen sites had complete nest failures. In 2012 three sites had complete nest failure. The Blue Water Bridge pair and the U-D Mercy pair made a second unsuccessful attempt at nesting this season. A big surprise this year was the Fisher/New Center Site. This pair’s first attempt at nesting failed, but a second attempt produced one young. The exact location of this second successful attempt was not discovered. There are two additional sites in the Southeast District (Jackson and Lansing); these two sites are monitored by others. Last year thirteen active sites that we monitored produced 28 chicks. This year sixteen active sites produced 24 chicks. In the 2013 season six rescues (premature fledgings/grounded birds) were made. In 2012, eleven rescue attempts were made.

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN PEREGRINE FALCON NEST SITES - 2013 Nesting Status to date: August 1, 2013. Click Here for a printable summary.

SIXTEEN KNOWN NESTING PAIR:

• Ann Arbor- U-M Medical Center

• Bay City/Essexville– Karn-Weadock Power Plant

• Dearborn– Parklane Tower (East)

• Detroit– AT&T Building

• Detroit– First National Bank Building

• Detroit– Fisher/New Center

• Detroit– U-D Mercy

• Detroit– Whittier Hotel

• Erie– JR Whiting Consumers’ Energy Power Plant

• Flint– U-M Northbank Center Building / Mott Foundation Building

• Mt. Clemens– Macomb County Building

• Monroe– DTE Power Plant

• Pontiac– AT&T Tower

• Port Huron– Blue Water Bridge

• Saginaw–Office Building

• Warren– Campbell Ewald Building


SIXTEEN SITES PRODUCED EGGS:

• Ann Arbor- U-M Medical Center

• Bay City/Essexville– Karn-Weadock Power Plant

• Dearborn– Parklane Tower (East)

• Detroit– AT&T Building

• Detroit– First National Bank Building

• Detroit– Fisher/New Center

• Detroit– U-D Mercy

• Detroit– Whittier Hotel

• Erie– JR Whiting Consumers’ Energy Power Plant

• Flint– U-M Northbank Center Building / Mott Foundation Building

• Mt. Clemens– Macomb County Building

• Monroe– DTE Power Plant

• Pontiac– AT&T Tower

• Port Huron– Blue Water Bridge

• Saginaw–Office Building

• Warren– Campbell Ewald Building


TEN SITES PRODUCED YOUNG: (24 produced / 6 of 24 deceased)

• Ann Arbor- U-M Medical Center (4)

• Dearborn– Parklane Tower (East) (1)

• Detroit– AT&T Building (4)

• Detroit– Fisher/New Center (1)

• Detroit– Whittier Hotel (3)

• Flint– U-M Northbank Center Building / Mott Foundation Building (2 – both deceased)

• Mt. Clemens– Macomb County Building (3 – 1 deceased)

• Monroe– DTE Power Plant (2 – 1 deceased)

• Pontiac– AT&T Tower (2)

• Warren– Campbell Ewald (2 – both deceased)


SIX SITES COMPLETE NEST FAILURE:

• Bay City/Essexville– Karn-Weadock Power Plant (3 eggs)

• Detroit– First National Bank Building (4 eggs)

• Detroit– U-D Mercy (number eggs unknown)

• Erie– JR Whiting Consumers’ Energy Power Plant (number eggs unknown)

• Port Huron– Blue Water Bridge (3 eggs)

• Saginaw–Office Building (3 eggs)


TOTAL NUMBER OF YOUNG PRODUCED IN 2013: (24)


KNOWN YOUNG DETERMINED TO BE DECEASED OR SEVERELY INJURED: (6 deceased)

• Flint – U-M Northbank Center Building / Mott Foundation Building (2 deceased)

• Mt. Clemens – Macomb County Building (3 – 1 deceased)

• Monroe – DTE Power Plant (2 – 1 deceased)

• Warren – Campbell Ewald Building (2 – both deceased)


FOUR NEW PRODUCTIVE NEST SITES IN 2013:

• Dearborn – Parklane Tower (East)

• Detroit – First National Bank Building

• Saginaw –Office Building

• Warren – Campbell Ewald Building


RESCUED YOUNG (PREMATURE FLEDGINGS/GROUNDED BIRDS): (6 OF 24)

• Ann Arbor - U-M Medical Center (3 OF 4)

• Dearborn – Parklane Tower (East) NONE

• Detroit – AT&T Building NONE

• Detroit – Fisher/New Center (1 OF 1)

• Detroit – Whittier Hotel NONE

• Flint – U-M Northbank Center Building / Mott Foundation Building NONE

• Mt. Clemens – Macomb County Building NONE

• Monroe – DTE Power Plant (1 OF 2)

• Pontiac – AT&T Tower NONE

• Warren – Campbell Ewald Building (1 OF 2)


SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN

PEREGRINE FALCON SITES

Status to date: August 1, 2013

Christine Becher

SE Michigan Peregrine Falcon Coordinator

Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division


You can contact Chris and Barb by e-mail at peregrine_notes@yahoo.com.

Below are some photos from Barb Baldinger to accompany the report.


Wayne and Oakland by Barb Baldinger at MACOMB COUNTY BLDG. MT. CLEMENS, 6/5/2013

Wayne and Oakland at the MACOMB COUNTY BLDG., MT. CLEMENS, by Barb Baldinger, 6/5/2013

2 young and female at AT&T Detroit by Barb Baldinger, 5/10/2013

2 young and female at AT&T, Detroit, by Barb Baldinger, 5/10/2013

Bud-z at ATT Detroit by Barb Baldinger 5-28-2013

Bud-z at ATT, Detroit, by Barb Baldinger, 5/28/2013

Female black over red, 74 over X by Barb Baldinger 6-21-2013, CAMPBELL EWALD

Female black over red, 74 over X at CAMPBELL EWALD, WARREN, by Barb Baldinger, 6/21/2013

Male Magellan by Barb Baldinger 6-21-2013, CAMPBELL EWALD

Male Magellan at CAMPBELL EWALD, WARREN, by Barb Baldinger, 6/21/2013

Feeding Amelia by Barb Baldinger 6-25-2013, CAMPBELL EWALD

Feeding Amelia at CAMPBELL EWALD, WARREN, by Barb Baldinger, 6/25/2013

Two of Four chicks UM Hospital by Barb Baldinger 5-21-2013, ANN ARBOR

Two of Four chicks at the U of M Hospital, ANN ARBOR, by Barb Baldinger, 5/21/2013


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Chris and Barb


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