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How to tell Mom and Dad North apart
Decorah North Nest Diagram
2017 Nesting Record
Egg #1: 2/19/17 @ 5:53 PM CT
Egg #2: 2/22/17 @ 3:09 PM CT
Egg #3: 2/25/17 @ 5:12 PM CT
About this Site
This is the Decorah North Nest, which is located NE of the city of Decorah in an undisclosed location. In shorthand, the nest is referred to as DNN1. We started our eaglet count last year and Mom North's first egg to hatch this year will be DN4.
About the Raptor Resource Project
Founded in 1988 by the late Bob Anderson, the non-profit Raptor Resource Project specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. We create, improve, and directly maintain over 50 nests and nest sites, provide training in nest site creation and management, and develop innovations in nest site management and viewing that bring people closer to the natural world. Our mission is to preserve and strengthen raptor populations, expand participation in raptor preservation, and help foster the next generation of preservationists.
As a nonprofit environmental organization, we depend on donors, research, and our other programs for our entire budget. Your support will result in direct impacts and improvements for birds of prey. Please consider making a donation here. You can read online reviews and access financial data at Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.
Sherri Elliott has curated and designed a 2017 Decorah North Bald Eagles Nest calendar. Months include images of Mr & Mrs North and DN1, DN2, and DN3 from the 2016 nest season. The images taken from live camera screen shots and include all milestone dates to remember. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2gpMm6R
2016 Nesting Record
Egg #1: 3/11/16 @ 2:29 PM CT
Egg #2: 3/14/16 @ 2:28 PM CT
Egg #3: 3/18/16 @ 8:41 AM CDT
Hatch #1: 4/17/16 @ 1:19AM CT
Hatch #2: 4/19/16 @ unknown. Shell discarded at 4:19am
Hatch #3: 4/23/16 @ 9:14AM CT
DN3 died on May 11th from a combination of lack of brooding, lack of food, and sibling aggression. Blog here: http://bit.ly/1NrEDnt DN2 died on May 25th after consuming contaminated prey. Blog here: http://bit.ly/29Ve1d5
DN1 fledged on 7/9/16 @ 6:30AM CT.
About the Decorah North Nest
The Decorah North Nest is in an oak tree on private property. It is surrounded by a small woods and an excellent stream is located just across a field where cattle are pastured. The nest is 56 feet off the ground, nine feet long at its longest point, and seven feet wide at its widest point. It has a total area of 49 feet and is about 5.5 feet high and the eagles began building it in 2013.
We are looking forward to comparing this nest with the other nests we watch online! You can read more about the Decorah North Nest project on the blog
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Raptor Resource Project thanks all of you who donate and support RRP. For those of you who prefer donating via snail mail, our address for Donations:
Raptor Resource Project
P. O. Box 16
Decorah, IA 52101
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