Just wanted to fill everybody in on the results of the Vermont Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. A dedicated crew of observers documented 20 Bald Eagles on 4 of the 15 Strandardized Survey Routes between Jan 1-15. This is the highest number of eagles the survey has produced since it was initiated in 1979. Sixteen of these were seen on Lake Champlain and 4 others on the Connecticut River. The largest concentration of eagles (12) was observed between the Charlotte Ferry and Champlain Bridge. Other eagles were seen in Shelburne Bay and near the Moore Reservoir on the upper section of the Connecticut River. One highlight during the survey period was 19 eagles seen by an NY observer. These were located near the Champlin Bridge on the Jan 13th.
Thanks to all the folks that responded to my request for eagle sightings. It always helps to have as many eyes as possible.
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Huntington, VT 05462
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