Bald Eagle Count Finds 12 Eaglets Born in Door County

Wildlife News

By Jim Lundstrom
June 28, 2013

Photo by Len Villano.

A dozen eaglets were hatched by their nesting Bald Eagle parents in Door County this spring, according to Steve Easterly, an Oshkosh-based wildlife management specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 For the past six years Easterly has been doing the annual spring flyover with a DNR pilot to check known Bald Eagle and Osprey nests in the 17-county northeast Wisconsin region, which includes Door County

 “We have all the known nests on GPS, so we know where they are,” Easterly said. “The first flight is pretty straightforward. It’s usually done early to mid April. You fly over the known nests to see if they are occupied or not, and whether the adults are using the nest to lay eggs and raise young. If it is, we call it occupied. For Door County we had 12 occupied nests for the first flight.”


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