January 14, 2014
Extensive ice cover and a record number of eagles makes 2014 a great year to catch a glimpse of bald eagles in some of their traditional open water haunts. There were a record number of breeding eagle pairs and occupied nests in 2013. The Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers, in fact, boast some of the largest concentrations of wintering bald eagles in the lower 48 states.
Join us for a chat all about the bald eagle this Thursday, Jan. 16, at noon. To participate, visit the DNR home page, dnr.wi.gov, and look for the box on the right to enter the chat, or search the phrase "ask the experts." You can also join the conversation on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WIDNR, by clicking the "Cover it Live Chat" box on the top of the page.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Gaumnitz, 608-264-8942 or Trish Nitschke, 920-360-3252