EDMONTON, April 30 /CNW/ - Media and public are invited to watch a
nesting Peregrine falcon at EPCOR's Genesee Generating Station via the
Images of the falcons and their two eggs are updated every 10 seconds at
www.epcor.ca/falcons during daytime hours.
"We hope that information gathered will contribute to preservation of the
species," said George Greenhough, land services manager at the Genesee
The falcon is nesting in a box perched 225 feet (68 metres) above ground
on the G3 stack. The unobstructed sightlines from the stack provide
high-quality conditions for a falcon nest box. In addition, the large cooling
pond, adjacent wetlands and open fields support a diversity of potential prey
and foraging habitat for the falcons.
The remote control camera attached to the box provides a unique
opportunity to document the behaviour of Peregrine falcons. Genesee staff
record daily observations of the falcons and their behaviour.
The camera will follow the peregrines through hatching and their
About EPCOR Utilities
EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate power plants,
electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater
treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States.
EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has been named one of Canada's Top
100 employers for nine consecutive years, and was selected one of Canada's 10
Most Earth-Friendly Employers in 2008.
For further information:
For further information: Tim le Riche, Corporate Relations, EPCOR, (780)
969-8238, Cell (780) 721-2013, firstname.lastname@example.org