March 23, 08 and the American White Pelicans are back in Pool 8. Read our feature story on the return of the AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS to the Upper Mississippi River.
Also got a count for the March 08 eagle count from Wabasha. Note that Golden Eagles are included in the count! I, too, have seen Goldens, but they have been so few and far between we haven’t even mentioned them. I guess the word is now out! The bulletin board at www.greatriver.com/pbb/ shows a huge increase in eagle counts for Iowa.Eagles have been especially abundant on Pool 8 for the past two weeks as “winter” eagles wait for the waters further north to open and “summer” eagles start arriving for nesting. I counted 9 adults in two trees near open water on March 23.
Eagle Sightings Winter 2007-2008
The NEC’s 2008 Annual Golden Eagle Survey Count was on Jan. 19, 2008. The 2007 count was 41 golden eagles for the day and 51 for the week, up from 2006’s 23 for the day and 29 for the week.
2008 results are being tallied now!
Eagles Counted On or around March 14:
- Red Wing (Colville Park) 15
- Reads Landing 63
- Wabasha 24
- Alma 15
- Buffalo City 16
- Lock and Dam 5A 5
Some eagles are flying, however most are roosting.