Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area
The annual survey of the skies and waterways for golden and bald eagles in the Pipestem area occurs two times in 2019. The January survey is 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Volunteers are assigned stations at various areas along the survey route to watch and record sightings. Pipestem Naturalist Julie McQuade takes calls and emails from interested individuals for this survey. McQuade typically hosts the survey at the Pits area. A contact list is compiled for the survey team. The team will then assign survey sites and contact individuals directly with survey info, maps, etc. The Eagle Brigade team pairs novice and avid birders.
Individuals wanting meet Julie at the Pipestem Nature Center and caravan to the Pits at the mouth of the Bluestone River should meet at 9:00 a.m. After the survey, all teams meet at Dairy Queen to compile data.
Please contact Julie, [email protected], to indicate participation by January 4, 2019. Jim Phillips, retired naturalist at Pipestem, continues to coordinate this area wide event along with other volunteers known as the Eagle Brigade. Record sightings of eagles in late 2018 have been documented. Anyone interested in seeing eagles and assisting in the survey is welcomed. A second survey occurs March 2 and a full weekend of activities is planned.
You do not have to be a birder to participate, but you will need four hours for the full survey experience.
- Start Date: January 12, 2019