Founder of Iowa Eagle Cam Project Dies
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — The man behind the famed eagle cam in northeast Iowa has died.
Scott Fjelstul of Fjelstul Funeral Home said Tuesday that Bob Anderson died Monday at a hospital in Decorah. Anderson was 64. Fjelstul would not provide the cause of death.
Anderson was executive director and the guiding force behind the Raptor Resource Project. The project installed its first camera in the eagle nest in 2007. The live video feed showed a nest 80 feet up in a tree overlooking the Decorah Fish Hatchery. The organization says more than 200 million views of the website were made in 2011 from people in 184 countries.
Organization officials say Anderson was proud of his efforts with the Decorah eagles, but "his heart was truly in his peregrine falcon recovery work."