Eagle Valley and Blogs

Can birds detect severe weather? Storms, cold, and Bald Eagles in winter!

January 2, 2022: Mr. North looks stylish in his wintery down jacket! Subzero temperatures had every one in winter gear today.

Can birds detect severe weather? I’m watching the birds at my feeder as a major snowstorm rolls in. American Golden Finches, Dark-Eyed Juncos, Black-Capped Chickadees, and White-Breasted Nuthatches are decimating my seed feeder, while our resident Downy, Hairy, Red-Bellied, and Pileated Woodpeckers clean out my suet feeder. The feeder action started yesterday. Did our birds know a major storm was on the way? While birds can’t predict long-range weather patterns, they have at least two ways to detect and prepare

Sunday night NestFlix: Decorah North, the Flyway, and Eagle Valley!

December 12, 2021: Mr. North eats lunch

We have your Sunday night NestFlix from Decorah North, the Flyway, and Eagle Valley! I liked all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed Mr. North stealing dinner from DNF, DNF’s stick struggle – the struggle is real! – and a juvenile red-tailed hawk perching next to two eagles at Eagle Valley. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did – thanks as always for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring! Decorah Eagles North December 12,

Message from the Director

RRP Director John Howe and rope

As we open the door to 2016, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you on behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and dedicated volunteers! You have witnessed a successful year of raptor conservation, education, and research. We are fulfilling our mission in a year filled with challenges and change. Who could have imagined the challenges that we would face this year; first the loss of the Decorah Eagles Nest and then an even bigger