BLM field offices seek volunteers for bald eagle survey

Bald eagle on Norris Lake
Bald eagle on Norris Lake
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 11:51 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale and Worland Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the national Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Volunteers should call the Pinedale Field Office to be assigned survey routes along public roads in Sublette County, or the Worland Field Office to be assigned routes along public roads in Washakie, Hot Springs, and Big Horn counties.

Two-person observation teams are needed so that one person can safely drive while the other observes and documents eagles. Volunteers must sign up before Thursday, January 6, 2022, and will receive instructions on survey methods and eagle identification.

Since 1979, federal and state agencies, as well as volunteers from the public, have counted bald eagles throughout the U.S. every January. By monitoring and estimating national and regional count trends, an index of the total winter bald eagle population in the lower 48 states has been established.

For more information, please contact Theresa Gulbrandson, 307-367-5359, in the Pinedale Field Office, or Darci Stafford, 307-347-5149, in the Worland Field Office.

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