Decorah Eagles LIVE: From Nesting to Hatching
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This season, we’re setting our sights on the bald eagle in Decorah, Iowa, in advance of the Nov. 30 broadcast of The Eagles of Decorah, with live in-studio guest John Howe, Director of Raptor Resource Project. While we wait for our much-anticipated discussion with Howe on eagle preservation, we invite you to witness the stages leading to eagle hatching in Decorah with a live webcam managed by Raptor Resource Project. The webcam has acquired more than 352 million views since its 2011 launch.
A nesting-to-hatching timeline:
Courtship begins in October
Productive mating in late January or early February
Egg-laying in mid to late February
Hatching begins in late March to early April
Eaglets fledge or develop feathers in mid-to-late June

About The Eagles of Decorah:
Take a captivating look into the private lives of bald eagles through this documentary featuring the world famous Decorah eagles. This family of eagles became an internet sensation after the installation of a live webcam that provided revealing looks into their everyday lives – from hatching eggs, to nurturing eaglets, to learning to fly. After a violent thunderstorm destroyed the nest in 2015, The Eagles of Decorah followed the efforts of the Raptor Resource Project to rebuild it and restore the home of these iconic birds.

Eagle Sighting in Kansas and Missouri

Each year, Kansas and Missouri welcome northern eagles as guests for the winter season. Many arrive in December and can be observed at recommended sight locations. Find outdoor adventure this winter, and catch sight of these amazing birds. More resources:
Eagle Day events near Kansas City:
  • Dec. 2 & 3 - Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek); Mound City, Mo.
Includes visitor center eagle displays, live eagle programs, an eagle viewing station and auto tour.
  • Jan. 6 & 7 - Smithville Lake Eagle Days
Includes live predatory bird program, kid’s crafts and eagle viewing stations.
  • Feb. 2 & 3 - Schell Osage Conservation Area (North of El Dorado Springs)
Call 417-876-5226 for more information.

Learn about Missouri eagle preservation efforts, history and monitoring with the Missouri Department of Conservation.