Decorah Eagles and Blogs

NestFlix and News: Decorah North, Decorah, the Flyway, and the Turkey Vultures!

August 15, 2022: DN16 dries her wings on a misty morning in the rolling green hills of NE Iowa.

DN15 and DN16 turn 141 and 142 days old today! We last saw DN15 on August 9. While it’s still possible he could return – we’ve seen multiday walkabouts prior to final dispersal – it seems less likely with every day that passes. It feels like the dog days of summer to us, but we’re starting to see pre-migratory flocking and winter preparation: seed-eating flocks of passerine birds (hemp seeds are an excellent source of fat), browsing bucks with lovely

2022 Stream Shutdown Announcement

2022 Cam Shutdown Announcement

We’re so glad we got to spend time with all of you this year – a wonderful year at the North nest and a hilarious, sometimes difficult, but ultimately hopeful year in Decorah! We’ll be shutting down our Decorah and Decorah North streams for maintenance on Saturday, August 20, at 5:00 PM CDT. Please join us for special celebratory chats and an end of the season fundraiser on our website from 3pm to 5pm on shutdown day. We’ll be reminiscing

Hello, Eagles! Vacation postcards from D27, D36, and Golden Eagles

The eagles: Bald Eagle D36, a two-year old eagle from Decorah, is in NE Iowa. Bald Eagle D27, a five-year old eagle from Decorah, is in NW Ontario, up along the Ontario/Manitoba border. Golden Eagles 731 and 733, both captured north of La Crosse in Wisconsin's Driftless area, are up in the Southern Arctic Ecozone of Nunavut.

Where are D27, D36, and Golden Eagles 731 and 733? D27 and the two GOEA sent postcards from Canada and Nunavut, while D36 is still staycationing in northern Iowa! Their summers are looking something like this… D27 D27 is continuing her cool eagle summer up on the Hudson Plains. While the area is full of low-lying plains, rivers, and muskeg, she appears to be exploring a large coniferous forest region dotted with lakes…ideal territory for an eagle-cation! She is 827

July 31, 2022: Day Trip To Decorah!

A Day Trip to Decorah with Robin Brumm, Mom and DM2

Story by Robin Brumm The last time I went to Decorah was for part of the After The Fledge celebration, but I didn’t see Mom or DM2 while I was there. I recently saw RRP’s post that said the N3 tree had fallen in a storm, so I wanted to go to Decorah to see if Mom and DM2 were hanging around the area. Sunday morning, I got up at dark o’clock and headed off to Decorah. I got to

NestFlix and news from the North Nest, the Decorah Trout Hatchery, and Great Spirit Bluff!

July 29, 2022: HD and HM on the Y-Branch.

Today DN15 and DN16 turn 129 and 128 days old. Last year, none of our camera operators reported seeing DN13 or DN14 at the North nest last year after August 14th. That got me curious, since we know the eaglets are beginning to wander prior to dispersal. I took a look at each year’s August map in two sections: one from August 1 through August 15, and one from August 16 through August 31. While most of our eaglets didn’t

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