Conditions set up well for this year’s golden eagle count

//Conditions set up well for this year’s golden eagle count

Star Tribune, Bob Timmons
January 18, 2018

“Golden eagles are definitely here. They’re out.”

If Scott Mehus knows what he is talking about – and he does – his words bode well for the annual golden eagle survey Saturday in Minnesota and elsewhere in the Midwest.

Mehus is education director at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. He started the survey 14 years ago.

Another robust group of almost 200 volunteers, trained observers will be out this weekend. Mehus led his usual training sessions for new participants, something he relishes. “[The survey] really is trying to get people helping add to the knowledge of the golden eagle,” Mehus said.

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