Families gathered at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings Saturday afternoon to watch The Raptor Center release hawks and eagles back into the wild.
It’s the place to call when a hurt bird needs help. The Raptor Center’s wildlife hospital has treated more than 16,000 birds during the last 40 years. Already, it’s helped 580 owls, eagles and falcons in 2014.
A study is underway in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin to monitor the health of bald eagles. On Tuesday, WCCO’s cameras got to tag along as a crew brought a single eagle chick down from its nest.
The eaglet that was injured and visibly struggling on the popular “EagleCam” has been euthanized, according to a post left on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Facebook page. The DNR originally said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed their approach.
The DNR’s popular “EagleCam” is back up and running after It was turned off Friday while an injured eaglet was removed from the nest. The executive director of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center says the eaglet received emergency care Friday night and Saturday morning.
eople all over the world are getting a chance to see Minnesota bald eagles up close. The “DNR EagleCam” is in its second year, but this is the first time the eagles laid eggs that hatched into chicks. The live feed, available online, gets thousands of hits a day with people wanting to see the chicks in their natural habitat, according to Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program information officer.
And then there were two! A second bald eagle chick has hatched in the nest watched over by the Minnesota Department of Resources’ EagleCam on Wednesday morning. DNR officials say the second chick is out of their egg, and is being warmed by their parents (who take shifts) alongsidethe eaglet hatched on Tuesday.
One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
What used to be considered a rare sight is now becoming the norm. Bald eagles have been spotted lately in Minneapolis parks and Suburban neighborhoods. We went to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota to find out why.
As the ice on lakes, rivers and sidewalks continues to melt, another sign of spring is on the wing: bald eagles.
On a frozen Washington County field covered partially in snow, bald eagle number 11-694 was found motionless and barely breathing.