Monthly Archives: November 2018

2018 Kestrels!

2018 American Kestrels

Turn back the clock with the 2018 American Kestrel cam and watch a breeding pair of kestrels raise four chicks in their nest box on a private property near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. Thanks to our cam partners at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Neil Rettig Productions for working with us to provide this window inside the lives of North America’s littlest falcon! Cornell has more kestrel videos here:

2018 by the Numbers! #GivingTuesday #Budget

UME-2 at N2B

To help kick-off Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27, we wanted to talk about what we did this year. Here are the things that your donations got done. Please donate to the Raptor Resource Project to help us continue our work in 2019 and beyond! New Projects In 2018, we expanded our educational partnerships with Neil Rettig Productions and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, partnered with the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Brice Prairie Conservation Association on

Fishy Business at N2B!

Courtship at N2B

From Sherri Elliott – Sherri, thanks for sharing your observations and your image! I’m not sure why some people were making a big deal out of UME-2 not sharing his fish with Mom when we’ve seen years of Dad exhibiting the same behavior…and Mom too. She was ‘refrigerator-eating’ on 11-14 & 11-15 while continually looking over her shoulder to gulp down her fish. I think their relationship is progressing nicely, and bonding and courting is more than just nestorations, bringing

A Reflection and a Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018

November 23rd would have been Bob Anderson’s birthday. I assume that our friend and founder would finally have achieved his dream of retirement – or at least semi-retirement – and be busy with his book by now. Given the thankful nature of the season, it seems like a good time to take stock of where the Raptor Resource Project has been, where it plans on going, and what I have to be thankful for. For those of you who don’t

Where is D27?

D27 in November

Where is D27? She is currently spending time just south of Decorah. Brett wrote: “D-27 remains in the area on or near the N. Fork of the Yellow River near Frankville, IA (N of Postville) and north of Ossian, near D-24’s hang-out (past and hopefully present).” I got curious about how her travels this fall compared to last fall, so I made a map of eagle travels in November. By this time last fall, D27 was further south. We’re very

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