Category Archives: Fort St. Vrain Eagles

Nest News!

With the laying of eggs at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain site, our season has begun! Look for a semi-regular round-up of news from around our nests! Xcel Energy Fort St. Vrain: Ma and Pa FSV laid egg number one on Sunday, February 12! It was first seen at 10:08PM MT and was probably laid not long before that. They laid egg number two on February 15 at 9:34PM, and we are waiting for egg #3. Assuming everything is going

Benefit for Birds of Prey!

Celtic Junction Fundraiser

Join us at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul, MN on Saturday, February 17th for our annual Birds of Prey Benefit! We will have three speakers, musical guests, a silent auction, and a cash bar! John Howe will talk about the Raptor Resource Project, Frank Taylor will discuss his hawk banding station on the North Shore, and Vanessa Greene, the director of the Twin Cities Metro Osprey Watch, will be speaking about her Osprey research. For more information follow this

What a year!

What a year it has been! Our banding season stretched from late May to early July this year, although a combination of black flies, hippoboscids, extreme weather, and reduced productivity caused our numbers to fall. In 2017, we banded 58 falcons at 22 sites as compared to 77 falcons at 25 sites in 2016. We also replaced cameras and microphones at many of our nests, started a new partnership with Explore to provide an ads-free stream of the Decorah Eagles,

A Veterans Day Thank You from the Raptor Resource Project

A Veterans Day thank you from all of us at the Raptor Resource Project! November 11, Veterans Day, honors and celebrates the service of all military veterans. Thank you to our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. You heard the call of duty and left the lives you knew to answer it. When we think of veterans, we usually think of the people we know. But our veterans also

Live from the Fort St. Vrain Bald Eagle nest!

Back in late August, John and I traveled to Platteville, Colorado, to work with Xcel Energy employees Bill Heston, Tina Lopez, and Naresh Dahagama on an upgrade to the Fort St. Vrain Eagle cam. Over three days, we took down and re-positioned the existing cam, added a new PTZ cam, cleaned up the solar panel area, added two radios and a couple of networked video recorders so plant staff could watch their eagles from the lunchroom again, threw in a

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