Rob MacIntyre, Raptor Resource Project director, ID'd as tornado victim

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Rob MacIntyre was an eagle cam advocate.
Ordinarily, Rob MacIntyre would be found helping the Raptor Resource Center establish webcams to let the world watch the spectacle of baby eagles and peregrine falcons hatching in their nests.

But on Sunday, Rob was in north Minneapolis, helping his neighbors dig out from the devastating tonado that ripped through the neighborhood.

Now he's been identified by the RRP as the the second person known to have died as a result of the violent storm. (The first victim's identity has not yet been made public.)


"This news is unexpected and we are deeply saddened. Please keep his family, his friends, and also everyone at RRP in your thoughts. A new photo album was added with his pictures earlier this morning. Rob died of cardiac arrest while helping his neighbor with a collapsed roof from a tornado in Minneapolis yesterday.
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We thank you everyone for all the beautiful sympathy messages and condolences on behalf of Rob MacIntyre, President of RRP. His death was a shock to everyone here at RRP. Rob is survived by his wife, his family, and many wonderful friends. Although this is a sad time for RRP, we want you to continue to enjoy the eagle watching, and also enjoy each other here on this page. We know your thoughts are with everyone, and we appreciate all the support.

We called attention to one of Rob's webcams recently -- although we didn't know he was the man behind the work. The organization trained a lens on a Bald Eagle nest in Decorah, Iowa, and we carried the livestream to show the hatchlings. The livestream is still running. Check it out here.

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4 comments
Zen
Zen

Sir, your love of birds was contagious and you helped other birdlovers share in it with your webcams.  I'm indebted to you for bringing the glorious Decorah eagles into my home and heart. Rest in peace, Mr. MacIntyre, your work will continue to inspire.

ReadyToDance
ReadyToDance

Thank you for sharing your love of eagles. Soar High and Rest In Peace.

Uffdaa12
Uffdaa12

Our sincere condolences to the family of Rob MacIntyre. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rob will never be forgotten by all those who appreciated all his work for the RRP. Rest in Peace Rob

marcia kolbusz
marcia kolbusz

God bless you, Rob....you will be in heaven soaring with the eagles that you so loved.  Thank you for all you have done....and watch over us, as we watch the eagles!

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