SOAR News & Notes

6 June 2015 – first molt

6 June 2015

Now is the time for birds of many species to be molting out old feathers and growing in new feathers. Raptors molt one or two feathers at a time so…

5 May 2015 – anklets

5 May 2015

Shortly after the first pair of anklets were put on Decorah… Kay realized just how much smaller he is than Thora. The anklets were too big for him and would…

7 April 2015 – first anklets

7 April 2015

Today was a big day in this young eagle’s life. We’ve been so busy, none of us realized that today was the one-year anniversary of Decorah’s hatch. Seldom do we…

8 March 2015 – molt, now?

8 March 2015

Tail feathers… January through March is not the time of year that birds should be molting feathers. In February, Decorah had five new tail feathers growing. The feathers grew about…

11 February 2015 – best plans, no

11 February 2015

Decorah sits on the shelf-perch so he can look out the window. That is obviously more fun than sitting on the bow perch that doesn’t have quite that view. The…

24 January 2015 – humans need training

24 January 2015

Terrie and Tyler are adding to their needed hours of experience and helped with Bald Eagle Days event at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center in Nebraska. Terrie had a…

Ambassador-in-training Decorah!

4 January 2015

Kay has received official word from US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that the 22 June 2014 juvenile eagle admitted from Decorah, IA / Winneshiek County is no longer being…