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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

Birds Threatened By Proposed Rollback Of Endangered Species Act Protections

Michelle at Great Spirit Bluff

The U.S. Department of the Interior is currently proposing to roll back endangered and threatened species protections in three critical areas. Their changes will roll back habitat protection for endangered and threatened species, allow take of threatened species, and weaken the role that biological assessment and science play in listing decisions. The public has until September 24 to comment on these changes. We’ve put together a blog on the proposed changes, their impact, and how to comment. You can find

Friday night videos!

04.12.18: Cropzilla!

It’s time for Friday night at the movies!  We have videos from Decorah, Decorah North, and GSB. At Decorah, we have the return of Cropzilla, messy-faced eaglets are too full to beak battle, we get a little Mombrella peek-a-boo, and Mom sounds the alarm! At GSB, Michelle meets a…groundhog? If you asked me about animals that falcons would be likely to encounter, whistlepigs would not be on the list! At Decorah North, Mr. and Mrs. North work very hard to

First Egg at Great Spirit Bluff!

Michelle laying her first egg of the season at Great Spirit Bluff

Michelle laid her first egg this morning at 8:09 AM CT: https://youtu.be/7Oc_pz1n5_Q! This is her eighth year at Great Spirit Bluff, and her third clutch with unbanded male Newman. Although Michelle has tended to lay eggs deep in the wee hours of the morning, she laid her first egg at 7:48am back in 2014 – another cold, dry year that was even later than this one! If she follows her usual pattern, she will lay eggs two and three about two

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