Decorah Eagles and Blogs

A report from Decorah!

September 9, 2019: Subadult eagle on the maple

What’s going on in the latest episode of ‘As The Nest Turns’? If you watch our Flyway Cam, you know that a lot of eagles are on the move now. Young are dispersing and non-territorial adults (plus some territorial adults) are slowly wandering out of the north and towards sheltered winter territory and flyways. Is this what happened to the subadult we watched for much of the summer? He quit nestorations on N1B (the second nest built on the original

Migration report: D27 phones home!

D27 fall 2019 migration map

D27 sent another postcard – from Decorah! Our little eaglet began her fall 2019 migration on August 11. She arrived on her winter territory on August 25, 14 days and about 690 miles later. Between the 11th and the 13th, D27 flew an incredible 336 miles in 39 hours, averaging a speed of almost nine miles per hour. Her stats look like this: She flew her biggest day on August 12, traveling roughly 138 miles, or almost 20% of her

Fall of 2019: Weekly Decorah Eagles Update

August 20, 2019: Mom hasn't yet brought in any sticks herself, but she's supervised nest building and moved sticks!

We don’t normally update when we shut off our cameras, but things got complicated this year when a subadult male eagle began building a nest at N1. We don’t know whether the new nest is for fun or for keeps since subadult eagles sometimes build ‘play’ nests. We’ll see who nests where later this year! Click the link below to read the latest updates and view a photo gallery of nestorations! You can also visit our Facebook gallery at

8-22-19 ~ Day Trip to Decorah

August 22, 2019: Sub-adult eagle in Decorah

Story and photos by Robin Brumm Thursday was supposed to be mostly sunny and high temps in the mid 70’s … What to do, what to do? Go to Decorah of course! So I got up at dark o’clock and off I went. When I got to Decorah I didn’t see anybirdie in the usual perch places. I parked the car and looked up at maple, and there was the sub-adult (SA)! How do they do that … Just appear

What’s In A Name? Eagles and Falcons

From John Howe: “You have asked us how we identify names for the raptors we follow. I can assure you that the eagles and falcons don’t care if they are called by a name or not. That is a human thing. However, we need to have a way to identify birds as we collect and share data. In the case of peregrine falcons, landowners and cooperative partners assign names as they please. In the case of eagles, we assign an

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