Decorah North Eagles and Blogs

Happy Flock-Tober! Work and Streaming Updates!

October 5, 2022: A beautiful view of both eagles on a vibrant fall day!

Happy Flock-Tober, everyone! We’ll begin streaming again on Saturday, October 8, at noon. Please join us for a celebratory chat on our website from noon to 3pm CT at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/. We look forward to seeing you and are hopeful that HD and HM will show up too! If you don’t see them between noon and three, be sure to check the stream on Sunday morning! Mr. North and DNF are still on staycation, although we’ve seen them in the area

Countdown to Shutdown #4: DN15 and DN16

Eaglets DN15 and DN16 at Decorah North, April 2, 2022.

DN15 and DN16 hatched on March 25 and March 27 respectively. We were enthralled as they grew from fluffy bobbleheads into sleek young predators and loved watching them reach important milestones: the first feeding, the first nestploration, bonking battles and food steals, wingercizing, stick play, self-feeding, pin feathers, standing, jumping, hovering, branching, and finally fledging. DN15 was 77 days old when he fledged on June 11. DN16 gave our eagle-watching Dads a nice Father’s Day present when she fledged at

Countdown to Shutdown #3: What’s on the Menu at the North Nest?

An eyeball? Absolutely! Nothing goes to waste in an eagle's nest.

I hope you like sushi! What’s on the menu at the North nest? We crunched the numbers to learn what Mr. North, DNF, and the eaglets were eating: breakfish, second breakfish, eightses, luncheon, afternoon raccoon, cowghetti dinner, and breakfish for supper! Read on to learn more! Overall Prey Deliveries Mr. North and DNF delivered 523 meals to the nest. He brought in 56% of all meals and a majority of the fish (64%), while she brought in 44% of all

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

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