Category Archives: GSB Falcons

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

Announcing: The Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund!

Bob and Peregrine Falcon

We are pleased to present the Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund! Our Board established the scholarship to pay forward Bob’s incredible legacy of passion, dedication, and commitment to making a difference. Scholarships will be awarded to selected Luther College students in Decorah, Iowa who demonstrate a concern for the environment through positive environmental activism and community involvement or independent studies related to environmentalism. The endowment is designed to receive gifts through contributions, bequests, charitable trust remainders, and other gifts directed to the Fund. To make

Hamilton and Burr-D spotted at Great Spirit Bluff!

Peregrine falcon fledglings Hamilton and Burr-D

Both fledglings were spotted at Great Spirit Bluff today! John was operating the camera when he found Hamilton and Burr-D on a ledge. The ledge provides a great base for flight school, with a nice combination of cover and height for the two fledglings. While black flies might still be a little bothersome, their fledgling feathers, more robust immune systems, and ability to fly away will help protect them from bites. Good luck, Hamilton and Burr-D. It was great to

Hatches and Eggs: A Round-up!

Decorah North PIP

So where are we with eggs and hatches now? As of 8:05 CT on March 28, 2017: We have two eaglets at Fort St. Vrain We have a hatch window but no hatch yet at Decorah North We are still waiting in Decorah The Fort St. Vrain great horned owls had their first hatch on March 27! At our nests, peregrine falcons have begun laying eggs at Great River Energy (Mary Ellen laid number two today) and Great Spirit Bluff

Tech tips: Handling plug-in problems

Unblocking your Flash plug-in

Followers are reporting some difficulties watching our streams this year. The most common complaints are ‘I am seeing a black box instead of video’ and ‘I am logged into chat but can’t see anything’. The Decorah, Decorah North, and GSB streams are still being presented via Flash. At one point, Flash was the premier technology for providing animated and dynamic content online. However, the browser and technical industry has been slowly transitioning away from it for years and many modern

Silent Auction

Celtic Junction Benefit

Our benefit at the Celtic Junction tonight includes an online silent auction. You will need an account at 32 Auctions if you want to bid on anything. To see our auction items, follow this link: https://www.32auctions.com/RRPWinterBenefit. To register for a free 32 Auctions account, go here: https://www.32auctions.com/users/new. For more information about the benefit, follow this link: http://www.raptorresource.org/event/benefit-for-birds-of-prey/

Bird of Prey Benefit

Benefit for Birds of Prey

The Raptor Resource Project is holding a benefit for birds of prey on Saturday, February 18, at the Celtic Junction in Saint Paul, MN. The benefit will start at 7:00pm. Featured guests include: Emmy award-winning producers George Howe and Tim Jacobsen on their new project: Decoding the Driftless Vanessa Green on Osprey surveys in the Twin Cities. John Howe on the reboot of our kestrel nestbox program Entertainment will be provided by: The Brian Boru Pipe Band John Sjogren Sistertree

Giving Tuesday Interviews!

Join us for a special chat session on the Decorah Eagles Ustream channel this Tuesday, November 29, for Giving Tuesday! Chat will be open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. To participate or watch, follow this link: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles From 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, we will be broadcasting live from Lori Carnes’ 2nd grade classroom. We will interact with the class and learn about the Decorah Eagles as we present RRP’s Education In Action initiative. Amy will get John in front of

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