Eagle maps: D27 phones home!

April 22, 2019: D27's Map

D27’s Travel Map

Thanks for the postcard, D27! D27 is not far from Rossville, Iowa, on a tributary of the Yellow River. It’s an area with plenty of food, folded hills for thermal soaring, and trees for perching and shelter. We’ll see if she follows the Yellow northeast to the Mississippi or strikes back to Decorah before heading north on her summer migration!

I got curious about what the month of April looked like in 2018. The two years are pretty similar, although D27 went northeast in 2018 and southeast this year. She began her journey north last year on May 4th, which is just nine days away! Where will she go this year? We can hardly wait to find out. Here’s to fair winds, sunny weather, and another high-flying eagle adventure for D27, who turned two on April 1st!

A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their knowledge, data, and expertise with us. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we’ve tracked, check out our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/