Movies and Media Appearances

The Raptor Resource Project has provided one-of-a-kind intimate 4K footage of the lives of birds of prey, including Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and American Kestrels. Our footage has been featured in documentaries by NetFlix, PBS/Nova, BBC, Nature, Iowa Public Television, and the Emmy award winning movie Decoding The Driftless. If you’d like to talk to us about footage or a film project, please email Amy Ries at [email protected].

Movies and Documentaries​
Image for NetFlix's Animal movie NetFlix: Animal (2022)

This immersive series follows the world’s most magnificent creatures, capturing never-before-seen moments from the heartwarming to the outrageous. We provided footage of Bald Eagle nest life and consultation for season 2’s Bird’s of Prey episode.

Image for PBS/Nova Eagle Power PBS Nova: Eagle Power (2020)

We provided 4K footage of Bald Eagle nest life, consultation, and a video interview for PBS Nova’s Eagle Power, a documentary that took viewers into an eagle’s nest to witness the drama of chicks struggling to survive.

Image for BBC 2, Natural World, Super Powered Eagles BBC 2, Natural World: Super Powered Eagles (2020)

We provided 4K footage of Bald Eagle nest life for BBC Two’s series Natural World. Super Powered Eagles explores the most powerful birds in the sky, with dramatic stories and some remarkable experiments.

Decoding the Driftless PBS: Wild North America – Land of 10,000 Lakes (2019)

Northern Minnesota – The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes – is a lush realm of forests and wet bogs. But in winter, it’s governed by snow and ice. This documentary takes a look at what it takes to survive and thrive in a northern winter. We provided 4K footage of Bald Eagles nest life.

Decoding the Driftless Sustainable Driftless: Decoding the Driftless (2018)

This Emmy-award winning film is a wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore and decipher the Driftless Region. We provided access to peregrine falcon eyries for the filmmakers.

The Eagles of Decorah Iowa Public Television: The Eagles of Decorah (2016)

We provided footage, interviews, photos, and stories for the Eagles of Decorah, a movie that began filming before Bob died and finished after his death. The Eagles of Decorah takes a captivating look into the private lives of bald eagles, featuring the world famous Decorah Eagles in northeast Iowa.

Image from American Bald Eagle Nature: American Eagle (2011)

Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak, and penetrating eyes. Yet most people know little about it beyond its striking appearance. We provided interviews, research, and footage from the Decorah Bald Eagle nest for American Eagle, a documentary that took a deep dive into the life of the Bald Eagle.

Image for Raptor Force Nature: Raptor Force (2009)

We provided birds of prey, falconers, cutting edge camera technology, and footage for Nature’s Raptor Force, a documentary that took viewers for a one-of-kind exhilarating ride with elite winged predators, human pilots, and high-speed aircraft.