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RRP is opening Educational Chat

March 16, 2020: Chat announcement

Given the number of schools that are closing or closed, the Raptor Resource Project has decided to open its Educational Chat. We invite teachers and parents to join us for free online learning at Looking for lesson plans? We have those at, along with lesson video libraries and some coloring books. Educational chat is open from 8-11 am and 1-3 pm CDT. Chat still requires login, so you’ll need to get a chatroll account or login via Facebook

March 16, 2020: Videos from Decorah and Decorah North, Odds and Ends

March 15, 2020: DM2 in Decorah

Things are tough all over, but you – our volunteers, our watchers, our supporters, our friends – mean the world to us! Thank you for watching, caring, learning, and sharing! Spring is just around the corner, hatch is almost here, and migration is underway. Sweet Eagle Dreams and Big Eagle Hugs to everyone – we will get through this. And in the meantime, we have your NestFlix! Decorah Eagles Our Eagles – Long time watchers will remember this short,

Peek inside a bald eagle egg: 11 days!

Chicken embryos roughly 25% of the way to hatch

This blog was first published on March 23, 2017. We reposted it to give everyone a peek inside the eggs! As of this writing, the first Decorah egg is 18 days old, the second egg is 15 days old, and the third egg is 11 days old. What do embyronic eagles look they look like as they develop and grow inside their eggs? Dr. Peter Sharpe from the Institute for Wildlife Studies developed a table of bald eagle embryonic development based

March 13, 2020: Nestflix and round-up!

March 13, 2020: Mom at N2B

We have your nestflix and a nest round-up! Although first hatch could come a little sooner or a little later than our guesstimate, here’s what it looks like right now. The Decorah eagles have three eggs. We’re predicting first hatch on April 4. The Decorah North eagles have two eggs. We’re predicting first hatch on March 28. The Xcel Fort St. Vrain eagles have three eggs. We’re predicting hatch for March 24. Falcons are back at most of of our

Your questions, answered! Does DM2 learn from Mom? Will just one copulation fertilize all of Mom’s eggs?

Group of people look through binoculars 175x175 - Your questions, answered! Does DM2 learn from Mom? Will just one copulation fertilize all of Mom's eggs?

As part of our first egg fundraiser on February 28, John took questions from watchers over at A follower asked whether DM2’s maturity was the result of learning from Mom or his instincts maturing as he matures. We often talk about learning and instinct, as opposed to learning versus instinct. While instinct appears to take a bigger role in eagle behavior, eagles also learn. John’s answer: Much of an eagle’s behavior is innate. Instinct guides a wide range of

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