Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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MA: Eagle count date change

Friday, January 13, 2012 will bethe new date for a concentrated
survey of major rivers, lakes, reservoirs and the coast by staff
from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and volunteers across
the state. Originally the date was set for January 6, 2012. In
2011, a record 107 bald eagles were documented in Massachusetts
during the one-day event.This event is part of a nationwide
Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey that is held every year in early
January.

Anyone spotting an eagle from January 4, 2012 – January 18, 2012
is encouraged to report the sighting by email at
Mass.wildlife@state.ma.usor by postal mail to “Eagle Survey”
MassWildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, 1
Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581. Please provide date, time,
location and town of eagle sightings, number of birds, juvenile or
adult, and observer contact information. The best eagle viewing
locations at this time of year include:

Belchertown – Enfield Lookout at Quabbin Reservoir. Eagles can
be viewed at a long distance.

West Boylston, Clinton, Sterling, Boylston – Wachusett Reservoir.
Eagles can sometimes be viewed at a long distance from Routes 140
or Route 70.

Lakeville – Long Point Road on the causeway between Pocksha Pond
and Great Quitticas Pond. Eagles can be viewed at a long
distance.

Newburyport – Merrimack River at Cashman Park Boat Ramp or at Deer
Island off Rte 1A (from the chain bridge). These are both good
areas for eagles to be seen fairly close without the need of a
spotting scope.

 

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