Decorah's Bald Eagles!
|When||May 17, 2011 from 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm|
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Raptor expert Bob Anderson will give a presentation about Decorah’s own celebrity bald eagle family at 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 17 at Decorah Public Library. Anderson is Executive Director of the Raptor Resource Project, the non-profit organization sponsoring the famous eagle cam. The all-ages program is free and open to the public.
According to Anderson, his talk will address how the live video stream of the eagle nest became an enormously popular phenomenon around the world. The project began in 2007 with simple technology and a much smaller following. Anderson will also answer audience questions about the eagle family.
Anderson left 3M and moved to Decorah in 1996 to focus exclusively on raptor restoration and preservation, particularly that of the peregrine falcon. The non-profit Raptor Resource Project founded by Anderson in1988 specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks and owls. It helps establish and strengthen breeding populations of these raptors by creating, improving and maintaining nests and nest sites.
The Project's mission is to preserve and strengthen raptor populations, to expand participation in raptor preservation and to help foster the next generation of preservationists.
For more information about the Raptor Resource Project, visit www.raptorresource.org. For more information about the May 17 program, call Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717.