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Nest news: Eagles, eggs, falcons, and D27 on the move!

Dad and his eggs

Decorah Eagles Mom laid egg number three last night at 6:36 PM CT! The arrival of her third egg heralds the end of egg-laying, and the beginning of eaglet anticipation! We’re predicting a first hatch on April 1st and we’re trying to get a glimpse of all three eggs behind Mom and Dad’s Great Wall. While it has been warm, winter is not over yet! Mom and Dad are both piling up and pulling in husks and grasses to help

What a year!

What a year it has been! Our banding season stretched from late May to early July this year, although a combination of black flies, hippoboscids, extreme weather, and reduced productivity caused our numbers to fall. In 2017, we banded 58 falcons at 22 sites as compared to 77 falcons at 25 sites in 2016. We also replaced cameras and microphones at many of our nests, started a new partnership with Explore to provide an ads-free stream of the Decorah Eagles,

A Veterans Day Thank You from the Raptor Resource Project

A Veterans Day thank you from all of us at the Raptor Resource Project! November 11, Veterans Day, honors and celebrates the service of all military veterans. Thank you to our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. You heard the call of duty and left the lives you knew to answer it. When we think of veterans, we usually think of the people we know. But our veterans also

First Peregrine Hatches of 2016!

Peregrine falcons at DPC Genoa

We have our first known peregrine hatches of the year! Dairyland Power Genoa began hatch on April 28th, with three eyass falcons hatching on the same day, and Great River Energy Elk River had its first hatch just this morning. Our hatch estimates for this week are: Xcel Sherco: May 3rd Great Spirit Bluff: May 3rd Xcel Allen S. King: May 6th To watch live: Xcel Energy cams: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/xcel-energy-cams/ DPC Genoa: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dpc-genoa-falcons GRE Elk River: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/ Great Spirit Bluff: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons

Hatch and Nest Round-up

D24 and D25 in Decorah

We have a lot of nests to keep up with! Check this page for ongoing hatch forecasts and actual hatch dates for all of our cammed nests. Decorah Nest, Decorah IA D24 and D25 have hatched! We are waiting for D26. As of today, the last egg was laid 39 days ago and is still within its hatch window. For more information and dates, visit this page (the 2016 nesting record is on the right): Decorah Eagles. Hatch dates in Decorah are: D24:

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