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Bald Eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

Bald Eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

  • 1/21/2020 1:33:00 PM
  • View Count 20859
ANKENY, Iowa -- On January 3, 2020, the Ankeny Police Department contacted a DNR Conservation Officer and a Wildlife Rehabber about a mature Bald Eagle that was not acting normal and sitting on the ground near Northeast Trilein Drive and East 1st Street.
How to identify Iowa's eagles

How to identify Iowa's eagles

  • 3/5/2019 10:38:00 AM
  • View Count 4312
Eagles are essentially massive hawks that are often seen perched in the open or soaring on very long broad wings.
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 4:19:00 PM
  • View Count 3475
Iowa is one of the most important wintering grounds for Bald Eagles with thousands of the huge raptors moving into the state from the north to join our resident breeding birds.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan all have some of the highest densities of nesting Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states and many of those eagles, especially from MN and WI move into Iowa during the winter months and frequently gather in large numbers around areas of open water to feed and roost. 
Two bald eagles found shot in Webster County

Two bald eagles found shot in Webster County

  • 3/21/2017 11:49:00 AM
  • View Count 30274
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for the person or persons responsible for shooting two bald eagles in Webster County.
Eagle found shot at Polk County park

Eagle found shot at Polk County park

  • 1/26/2017 1:35:00 PM
  • View Count 26490
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking for the person or persons responsible for shooting a bald eagle at Yellow Banks County Park, near the Des Moines River on the southeast side of Des Moines, and removing its head and talons.
Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

  • 2/9/2016 6:24:00 AM
  • View Count 3026
Two events this week will help Iowans to better acquaint themselves with bald eagles. Both events are free and open to the public.
How to Tell a Golden Eagle from a Bald Eagle

How to Tell a Golden Eagle from a Bald Eagle

  • 1/19/2016 4:50:00 AM
  • View Count 30282
Differentiating between a golden eagle and an immature bald eagle can be challenging. But sharp-eyed observers can tell the differences in the wings.
6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

  • 12/29/2015 9:37:00 AM
  • View Count 5931
What better way to celebrate the new year than by getting outdoors? Here are a few ideas to get your year off to a good start!
2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

  • 12/22/2015 5:21:00 AM
  • View Count 7510
The schedule of 2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events have been published. Plan a visit to one of the following locations for live viewing, exhibits, programs and more.
Tips for Spotting Bald Eagles this Winter

Tips for Spotting Bald Eagles this Winter

  • 1/9/2015 10:18:00 AM
  • View Count 8068
Winter is the best time in Iowa to spot a majestic bald eagle soaring overhead or swooping down to the water to catch a fish.