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Statewide Bald Eagle Count Postponed to Next Friday

NEWBURYPORT – The state’s annual eagle census will be conducted next Friday, January 13, 2012 by staff from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) and volunteers. The count was postponed from January 6.

Eagle sightings between January 4 through the 18 should be reported to officials. In the North of Boston region, eagles can often be spotted on the Merrimack River at Cashman Park or off Route 1A at Deer Island as well.

All information should be sent to DFW by emailing Mass.wildlife@state.ma.us or by mail to:

“Eagle Survey” MassWildlife

Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581

Be sure to include the following:

  • the date, time, location and town of eagle sightings

  • number of birds

  • juvenile or adult

  • observer contact information

In January of 2011, DFW received 61 emailed reports from people who saw eagles during the 2-week survey period.

For more information, visit the Mass Wildlife website. To learn more about Bald Eagles, download this fact sheet made available by Mass Wildlife.

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