Category Archives: Fort St. Vrain Eagles

Eagles and Cold Weather

Mom and Dad in an April snowstorm, 2011

We get a lot of questions about bald eagles and cold weather. I’ve written a few posts on the subject and wanted to combine them ,Unique body features and changes in physiology and behavior help bald eagles maximize energy gain, minimize energy loss, and incubate eggs in cold temperatures. To maximize gain, eagles forage in groups, gorge food, and increase the assimilation of ingested food energy. To minimize loss, they become sedentary, seek protective microclimates, and reduce night-time body temperature.

2018 Banding Report

Falcon Linnea from GSB

You know us because of the Decorah Eagles, or the Decorah North Eagles, or the Flyway Cam, but do you know about our peregrine falcon program or Hawk Hill banding station? Click the link below to download our 2018 Banding Report. It has all the information! https://www.raptorresource.org/pdf/2018RaptorResourceProjectBandingReport.pdf

2018 by the Numbers! #GivingTuesday #Budget

UME-2 at N2B

To help kick-off Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27, we wanted to talk about what we did this year. Here are the things that your donations got done. Please donate to the Raptor Resource Project to help us continue our work in 2019 and beyond! New Projects In 2018, we expanded our educational partnerships with Neil Rettig Productions and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, partnered with the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Brice Prairie Conservation Association on

A Reflection and a Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018

November 23rd would have been Bob Anderson’s birthday. I assume that our friend and founder would finally have achieved his dream of retirement – or at least semi-retirement – and be busy with his book by now. Given the thankful nature of the season, it seems like a good time to take stock of where the Raptor Resource Project has been, where it plans on going, and what I have to be thankful for. For those of you who don’t

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