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Minnesota Power and Light falcon cams now on youtube!

Peregrine Falcon Banding, MPL Hibbard 2018

Our friends at Minnesota Power and Light put their falcon cams on youtube! They can be watched on the MPL site at https://www.mnpower.com/Environment/FalconCam or at our site at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/minnesota-power-and-light-falcons/. We usually begin seeing falcons in mid-February at Cohasset. Falcons are often seen through the winter in Duluth, so we might see the Hibbard falcons sooner than that. For a look at Duluth’s December-February peregrine sightings, click this link: http://bit.ly/2sIhmX3. If you see a falcon on either of these cams, please

Nest News!

With the laying of eggs at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain site, our season has begun! Look for a semi-regular round-up of news from around our nests! Xcel Energy Fort St. Vrain: Ma and Pa FSV laid egg number one on Sunday, February 12! It was first seen at 10:08PM MT and was probably laid not long before that. They laid egg number two on February 15 at 9:34PM, and we are waiting for egg #3. Assuming everything is going

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,

Nest Round-Up!

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We have a nest round-up! We are getting a lot of questions about the Decorah nest. Have we seen pip? What is going on there? Are you still reporting on it? We are! As of 8:35pm on March 29: Decorah: We haven’t seen a verifiable pip yet, although the rain has Mombrella and PopTent up and in action! We are at 37 days + about an hour and a half now, so our best guess for an external pip is

First Peregrine Hatches of 2016!

Peregrine falcons at DPC Genoa

We have our first known peregrine hatches of the year! Dairyland Power Genoa began hatch on April 28th, with three eyass falcons hatching on the same day, and Great River Energy Elk River had its first hatch just this morning. Our hatch estimates for this week are: Xcel Sherco: May 3rd Great Spirit Bluff: May 3rd Xcel Allen S. King: May 6th To watch live: Xcel Energy cams: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/xcel-energy-cams/ DPC Genoa: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dpc-genoa-falcons GRE Elk River: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/ Great Spirit Bluff: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons

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