The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has monitored Bald Eagle nests in Wisconsin since 1972, making it one of the longest running wildlife surveys in the country. At that time, the Bald Eagle was one of the first species to be added to the Endangered Species list when only 417 nesting pairs were found in the lower 48 states and 100 pairs in Wisconsin. We will explore how the surveys are done, how they have documented this amazing recovery, and what lies ahead for the Bald Eagle. Valkyrie, our female Bald Eagle will take center stage immediately following Q and A.
Richard Staffen has been a Conservation Biologist for the WDNR – Natural Heritage Conservation program since 2001. Richard is a WDNR species expert for forest raptors and songbirds, as well as other rare raptor species. He has been a member of the WDNR’s Eagle – Osprey team since 2005 and performed Bald Eagle surveys in southwestern WI since 2016.
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