Our Programs

Bird of Prey Monitoring and Management

The Raptor Resource Project monitors over 50 bird of prey nest sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Colorado. Our season runs from March through July and includes monitoring nest sites, banding birds, responding to emergencies, and reporting on bird populations. We also provide consultation, training, and resources for businesses that want to begin or enhance a bird of prey program. Our industry partners include Xcel Energy, Dairyland Power, Minnesota Power and Light, Great River Energy, Alliant Energy, Red Wing Grain, Ardent Milling, Bay State Milling, and Bunge America.

Banding falcons at Xcel Energy

Banding falcons

Installing nestboxes

Installing nestboxes

Grassland Birds

Managing birds

Birds of prey captivate watchers, provide wonderful organic pigeon control, and can be an important part of grassland and woodland restoration projects. For more information about our bird of prey management program, please contact Amy Ries at amy@raptorresource.org.

Bird Cams

The Raptor Resource Project manages 14 birdcams at present. While we are best known for our Decorah Eaglecam, we also have more eagle cams, multiple peregrine falcon cams, and a kestrel cam. We work with our partners to identify potential cam sites and deploy appropriate streaming technology. By giving ordinary people intimate access to the lives of wild animals, our work deepens the connection between people and the natural world, bringing benefits to both.

  • For a complete list of birdcams, please visit our birdcams page.
  • If you have questions about our birdcam technology, please read this blog post.

Online Learning

We annually engage several million people through our streaming and social media sites, including Ustream, Facebook, Twitter, and our own website. Our moderators provided information and education at no cost to over 200 classrooms in 2015, ranging in age from preschool through seniors enrolled in life-long learning programs. Through the Decorah Eagle Cam and its other websites, the Raptor Resource Project provides the largest free wildlife education program in the world.

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