Bald eagle count down slightly this year
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire wildlife watchers say they’ve counted 97 bald eagles in a two-week count period in January, a little lower than in recent years.
Chris Martin, a senior biologist with New Hampshire Audubon’s Conservation Department, says in January 1982, participants found just two bald eagles statewide. In recent years, 110 eagles were found in the two-week period.
The bald eagle was removed from the state’s Threatened and Endangered Species List last year.
The count is coordinated by New Hampshire Audubon in collaboration with the state Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.