The survey period for the Federal Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey starts today (Jan. 4). As folks might already know this is an annual survey coordinated by Audubon Vermont and the VT Fish and Wildlife Department. There are several standardized survey routes as well as unofficial routes across the state that are surveyed by volunteers and Audubon staff. That said any sightings of Bald Eagles (or Golden Eagles if one is lucky enough to come across one) are welcome from now through January 18th. Information should include number of eagles (adults and immatures), date, time, and location. Any behavioral information (i.e. roosting, direction of flight, feeding, etc.) is welcome as well. Information can be sent to Margaret Fowle ([log in to unmask]) or myself ([log in to unmask]). We will be sure to post the results once all the data is compiled. Thanks.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:41 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Lake Bomoseen Bald Eagles
There were nine eagles again on Lake Bomoseen this morning - one adult and seven immatures on the ice and one adult on the highest white pine on Neshobe Island. Roy Pilcher reported three adults earlier in the morning which means there may have been 10 eagles at one point.
A Common Loon is still present as well as Common Goldeneyes, Bufflehead, Common and Hooded mergansers.
Sue and Marv Elliott, Steven Lamonde