The World Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of all birds through a variety of educational, field study, captive breeding and rehabilitation programs.
For more than 25 years, Ameren Missouri has worked with the World Bird Sanctuary
to provide a suitable habitat for song birds. Nesting boxes attached to transmission towers have helped yield hundreds of chicks. Ameren has spent more than $300,000 to install hack boxes and hack tower material. This initiative helped reintroduce peregrine falcons to the Big River habitats where they were once abundant.
World Bird Sanctuary staff members, with support from our staff, banded chicks in a peregrine falcon nest 300 feet up the stack of Unit 1 at the Labadie Energy Center
. Labadie is one of three energy centers where this initiative has been sponsored through a collaborative effort between the World Bird Sanctuary and Ameren Missouri.
The Ameren Missouri Sioux Energy Center was home to a nesting pair of peregrine falcons and their chicks in spring 2012. Bird enthusiasts enjoyed the pair as they hatched and fed five chicks!