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Frequently Asked Questions
When was the nest built?
The current nest was built in late 2012 and was first used in the 2013 breeding season. The previous nest was built in 2007 after their original nest fell when a supporting branch broke in a storm. You can read about the initial discovery of the new nest here.
How long have the Decorah eagles been nesting?
The pair first nested in Decorah during the winter of 2007-08.
How old are the eagles?
The female is estimated to be about 10 years old, and the males age is unknown.
How can I tell the male eagle from the female?
While telling the difference between the two can be difficult, the male is actually smaller with a more smooth head. The female's head feathers appear to be more 'ruffled'.