Midwinter Bald Eagle Count: Your Car. Your Count.
When: Saturday, January 26, anytime between 7am and noon
Where: Anywhere within the St. Croix River Watershed, but we recommend sticking close to the rivers close to you and their landings.
Who: Anyone who lives in the 7,600 square mile St. Croix River Watershed!
Why: Since 2001 there has been a downward trend in the percentage of young eagles recorded on counts across the Midwest. The percentage of young is now about where it was in the late 1960’s. The last 5-year average of 27.6% is actually lower than the 5-year average in the late 1960’s of 28.5%. We need to find a reason!
How to participate:
- Register online.
- Plan your route. It can be done by car or on foot.
- Print the surveying form (PDF).
- Count the bald eagles you see along your route.
- Record your sightings.
- Keep moving so you don’t recount the same eagles!
- Submit your record sheet and surveying form to the St. Croix River Association