Tag Archives: Eagle Tracking

D27 Phones Home!

D27's map: April 8, 2019

Thanks for writing, D27! D27’s latest postcard puts her back in the Decorah area after a brief sojourn to the Mississippi River. On April 4, we tracked her to within about 2600 feet of her natal nest. She wandered throughout the day, ending up about 4.5 miles NW of her nest at 9:42PM. She did not go near her natal nest on the 5th, which means that it was not her we spotted on camera…although we can’t yet rule out

Satellite Tracking Decorah, Iowa Fledgling Bald Eagles, 2011-2018

D1 in August of 2011

Decorah Bald Eagle Tracking Project Introduction by Brett Mandernack The Decorah Bald Eagle satellite tracking project began in 2011 after RRP founder and friend Bob Anderson and I decided to collaborate with the objective of answering the question he was most often asked: “Where do the eagles go when they leave Decorah?” To put the Decorah project into perspective, Eagle Valley’s (EV) initial eagle tracking efforts began as a partnership with researchers from The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota from 1999

D27 and D24 phone home!

March 9, 2019: D27 and D24

We got postcards from D27 and D24 this week! Both are doing well and in the Decorah area. While we haven’t seen them side by side at the same time yet, their winter ranges clearly overlap, so it’s not inconceivable they are spending some time together. Perhaps they have shared (or squabbled) over a carcass, or perched in trees overlooking the same valley. Either way, we are thrilled to hear from both of them again! Stay safe and well-fed, you

Finding D27!

March 2, 2019: D27

Amy and I decided to take a trip to Decorah after Ferryville Bald Eagle Days to see if we could find D27. It was a sunny, cold day and the snow was deep, but we were willing we take a shot! Armed with the latest coordinates from Brett, we decided to start at the hatchery looking for her radio signal. DM2 greeted us and flew overhead as we pulled in, which we took as a good sign. John quickly spotted