Monthly Archives: December 2015

Remembering 2015, Part Two: Mod favorites!

Decorah Hatchling

2015 Ustream and Facebook Mod Favorites We decided to turn on the time machine this morning for a trip down memory lane! I asked our moderators to share some of their favorite moments on the nest from 2015, and here are a few of their selections. Enjoy and have a very happy new year! I did leave out one favorite of Bob’s, so I will lead off with that. He was absolutely thrilled by the Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto,

Remembering 2015, Part One: A Tribute to Bob

D23 Hatching

As the year comes to a close, we are going to take a look back at some special moments from 2015 and earlier. We are starting with a dedication to Bob, including some of his favorite footage, a blog he inspired, and a few videos celebrating his accomplishments. We hope you enjoy remembering some of these special moments! D23 Hatches I don’t remember where I was when Bob called to make sure I was watching D23 hatch. He was so

Video Round-up!

Decorah Female Eagle Mom in Rain

Amy’s note: We normally do these over on Facebook, but a decision by Facebook to spam visitors with a login/register page means more round-ups will be appearing here as well. Decorah Eagles 12/25/15: 70chico1 – Am Clips with Dad after squirrel, 1:33. The scene opens with an eagle in a favorite perch near the hatchery. We get a fly-out, fly-in, and fly-out before the scene changes to N2B at :50. Look below the nest at right to see a squirrel

Giving Thanks for Giving Tuesday

Dad on the Y-branch

We thank everyone for being with us for the special presentations offered for “Giving Tuesday” during the all-day chat session. Your generous contributions – so far, we raised $9300 – will help to continue the mission and educational programs of the Raptor Resource Project. You more than met a generous match of $2500 for the Philippine Eagle cam by an anonymous donor from Texas who is truly concerned with saving the Philippine Eagle. Your support will help send Neil and

Raising Mabuhay

Mabuhay the Philippine Eagle

Today we are fundraising money for the Philippine Eagle cam, a project we are taking on in conjunction with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Philippine Eagle is one of the world’s most critically endangered birds. By raising awareness of its plight, we hope to preserve the habitat it needs and end the killing of the birds. We will be sending Neil Rettig and Kike Arnal to the Philippines in February of 2016 to scout locations for

Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, December 1st, a global day dedicated to giving back! If you like the work we do, please consider making a donation. You can donate online via paypal or mail a check to the Raptor Resource Project, PO Box 16, Decorah, IA 52101. We are celebrating #GivingTuesday with some very special guests on our Decorah Eagles Ustream channel at We’ll be starting