Wisconsin’s Bald Eagle Population Thriving

The Wisconsin bald eagle population is growing and thriving according to the 2017 bald eagle nest survey results. The comeback of the national symbol in Wisconsin continues 45 years after work to help restore eagle populations began. The number of occupied nests in the state increased by 86, to a record 1,590 nests.

Eagles have also landed on the pages of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, with a December cover story about “Eagle encounters on the Fox.” The story pinpoints prime bald eagle viewing spots in the Fox River Valley and includes information on other places around the state to see eagles in winter.

In addition, the December magazine includes two bonus features: the annual report of the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation Program, with highlights of 2017 accomplishments, and the 2018 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks calendar. The latter is a striking tribute to state properties, featuring winning images from the Friends’ annual photo contest. Consider Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine as an inexpensive gift that gives all year for only $8.97. Subscribe at 800.678.9472 or online at

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