Decorah Eagles and Blogs

D27, D35, and D36 check in!

An image of D36's map on December 28, 2020

Where are our eaglets? It looks like D35 is on on the move! Brett wrote: “She covered nearly 99 miles on 12-24 as she bolted from the Upper Iowa River NW of the hatchery, ending the day near Anamosa, IA. She passed relatively close to her brother who was near Manchester, IA, at the time. Maybe she tipped a wing as she flew by! On Christmas day she headed south to the Cedar River, stayed a couple of days, then

The 2021 Raptor Resource Project Director’s Cut calendars are out!

Image of the 2021 Decorah Eagles Calendar

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Thursday, December 17: Videos from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway!

December 15, 2020: Shall we stick tango?

It’s movie time! Mom and DM2 keep us guessing in Decorah, the Norths dance the stick tango and receive a visitor, and a juvenile eagle lands on an ice-covered runway on the Flyway. Thanks as always to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing the amazing world on and around our nests! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Decorah Eagles December 15, 2020: 9am DM2 and Mom on M2, DM2 brings a

As the Nest Turns: Another Nest?

December 15, 2020: DM2 on N2B

Like you, we want to know what’s going on with Mom and DM2, especially after Sue and Benny Bruhling reported a new nest in the area. Amy was in Decorah on Tuesday to continue the search. She and RRP master bander Dave Kester looked for several hours but did not find another nest within a mile of N2B. They did see DM2 on the east side of hatchery rock, an adult eagle perched on top of it, and a juvenile

Who was that eagle with a transmitter?

December 8, 2020: Who is that eagle with a transmitter?

Our eagle-eyed camera operators and fans spotted a transmitter on an eagle we saw near hatchery rock yesterday morning! Could it be one of ours? It wasn’t close enough to see a band or transmitter number, but here is what we know. The eagle we saw was 4-1/2 years old or older. While we initially thought it was a full adult, Brett has trapped 4-1/2 year-olds with yellow beaks and white heads. If it was one of our eaglets, it

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