Wednesday, October 15, 2014

We Count Too!

Each summer, Connecticut Wildlife, a magazine published bimonthly by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural Resources and Wildlife Division summarizes the eagle nesting activity for the state.


This year, we made the book again with a total of 42 active territories and a total of 57 chicks!  The article is primarily focused on the efforts of Don Hopkins and the wealth of information he has given eagle watchers for many, many years.  However, since staffing is minimal, banding is no longer done on the birds.

"Fortunately there are ways to estimate population numbers without banding as there are more people"...that includes ME..."interested in eagles and more nests to observe".


Sharing the numbers with you and those at



 Remember just because you're small, doesn't mean you don't count...:)

14 comments:

  1. love that last saying - i am glad i count!! hear me meow. a wee roar. ha. ha!! ( :

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  2. Always nice to 'make the book'.

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  3. With many bird populations in decline it's great to know that birds are being watched carefully.

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  4. lovely book. and great you are all keeping track of them.

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  5. How cool to be a part of something bigger.

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  6. Very cool to make the book! It is wonderful to see the eagles are doing so well.

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  7. It is wonderful that they are doing well and that you have a nest so close by where you live.

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  8. A wonderful opportunity for you yo observe these birds and then you have rewards by seeing results in this book.

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