NH Audubon 35th midwinter survey shows 34 percent increase compared to last year.
By Tony Schinella (Patch Staff)February 15, 2015 at 8:01am
NH Audubon recently completed its annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey with a new state record high of 90 bald eagles counted in one day. This is a 34 percent increase over last year, when observers counted 67 birds. Overall, a record 102 volunteer observers participated in the event, which was coordinated in partnership with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program and the U.S. Geological Survey. This trend is promising for conservationists who have been tracking eagle populations since 1981.
“The 2015 count results are truly remarkable,” said Chris Martin, senior biologist at NH Audubon. “Thanks to the efforts of more than 100 volunteers this year and hundreds more over the past 35 years, we’re seeing results from our efforts to protect this threatened species in New Hampshire. To say we are excited would be an understatement.”