The annual Wintering Golden Eagle Survey is conducted on the third Saturday in January. The survey is part of an on-going project to learn more about the golden eagle population in the blufflands region. Golden eagles were not previously considered regular inhabitants of this area. The Wintering Golden Eagle Survey gathers important data to document a regular wintering population of golden eagles in the blufflands of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Thank You to all of our 2019 Survey Volunteers!
We are currently collecting the reports and compiling the data from the 2019 Golden Eagle Survey. This year we had over 200 volunteer observers covering a record 70 routes from Stillwater, MN to Dubuque, IA! Keep checking back for this year’s survey results. We will post them as soon as all reports are received.
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2020 Wintering Golden Eagle Survey on Saturday, January 18th, please email [email protected]. Volunteers must also attend a training session before the count.
If you are participating in the survey, please review the data collection protocols HERE.