Meet The Eagles!

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D1: Tracked July of 2011 to June of 2014

  • Birthplace: N1, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Female
  • Last location: Hudson’s Bay, Ontario Canada [54.849, -82.198]

D1 hatched in 2011. She summered on the west side of Hudson’s Bay and wintered near her birthplace in Decorah, Iowa. She was three years old when we lost contact with her. We don’t know what happened to her.

D1 in August of 2011
D14: Tracked July of 2012 to November of 2012

  • Birthplace: N1, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Male
  • Last location: Marble Rock, IA[42.992, -92.887]

D14 hatched in 2012. He was electrocuted by a power pole during his first winter. His death helped spur the Perch Project: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2012/11/bird-safe-power-poles.html.

D14 on July 1st of 2012
Four: Tracked August 2014 to March of 2015

  • Birthplace: N2, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Female
  • Last location: Keota, IA [41.390, -91.979]

Four hatched in 2014. She was electrocuted by a power pole during her first winter.

Bob Anderson (right) and David Lynch (left) rescuing fledgling eagle Four from the Decorah compost yard in 2014.
D24: Tracked July of 2016 to February of 2021

  • Birthplace: N2B, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Male
  • Last location: Spillville, IA [43.2598, -92.0092]

D24 was one of two siblings we tracked in 2016. His transmitter stopped communicating with us, but he may still be alive and could be nesting in NE Iowa. While his transmitter didn’t behave consistently, he summered at least once as far as International Falls, MN based on his location on June 20, 2019.

D24 on July 3rd of 2017
D25: Tracked July of 2016 to July of 2017

  • Birthplace: N2B, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Male
  • Last location: Bluffton, IA [43.4107, -91.8796]

D25 was the second of two siblings we tracked in 2016. He was struck and killed by a car while eating roadkill.

D25 and D24 on July 17 of 2016
D27: Tracked August of 2017 to present day [2022]

  • Birthplace: N2B, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and Dad | Sex: Female

D27 summers in northwestern Ontario/southeastern Manitoba and winters in NE Iowa. After her first year, most of her winter locations were between 10 and 20 miles away from her natal nest. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/ and click ‘winter maps’.

D27 on March 3, 2019
D35: Tracked August of 2020 to January of 2021

  • Birthplace: N2B, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and DM2 | Sex: Female
  • Last location: Iowa City, IA [41.5809, -91.5284]

D35 was killed by eating a lead slug embedded in game. Learn more about the dangers of lead ammo and D35’s death here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/02/12/d35-killed-by-lead-poisoning/

July 3, 2020: D35 on the bridge on Siewers Spring Road near the Decorah Fish Hatchery on July 3, 2020
D36: Tracked August of 2020 to present day [2022]

  • Birthplace: N2B, Decorah IA
  • Parents: Mom and DM2 | Sex: Male
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D36 is D35’s sibling. He usually summers in northwest Ontario, roughly 100-200 miles south of D27, and winters in NE Iowa. After his first year, most of his winter locations were 30-50 miles from his natal nest. He summered in NE Iowa in 2022.

June 30, 2020: D36 and the eagle team