National Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey
The Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey is coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and takes place during the first two weeks of January each year. The purpose of the survey is to monitor the status of Bald Eagle wintering populations in the contiguous United States. Our chapter has participated in this survey for two years.
Ten volunteers are paired up and instructed to tally and age any Bald Eagles they happen to see. Bald Eagles typically take five years to achieve full adult plumage. A standard survey route is used in order to keep the data consistent. Volunteers used boats and road vehicles to survey the shoreline of Lake Livingston