[Bristol-Birds] TWRA Seeks Help with 2012 Bald Eagle Nest Survey

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:32:20 -0500

Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee 
Wildlife Resources Agency, says the agency is looking 
for Bald Eagle nests across Tennessee in 2012.

Tennessee currently hosts about 150 Bald Eagle 
breeding pairs.

TWRA, in partner with other government agencies
and private citizens, have been monitoring Bald
Eagle nests across the state for many years; however
there are gaps in monitoring as birds have moved
nests and many new nests are appearing annually.

Somershoe says it is the aim to conduct a complete
inventory of eagle nests in the state in 2012. The
goal of the project is to document all active nesting
locations in the state as part of a comprehensive
nest monitoring program to estimate population size
and growth for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

New eagle nests are showing up across the state,
including one within the city limits of Franklin, and
there are many other nests that may have been
around for years that are not included in the statewide
database. If you have any questions or know
of any Bald Eagle nests, please contact Scott at 
615-781-6653.

Additionally, they say there are many other nests that 
may have been around for years that are not included 
in the statewide database. 

To keep up, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
is looking for nests across the state. It's part of a 
comprehensive nest monitoring program to estimate 
population size and growth for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. Officials say birds move nests, which may cause 
gaps in monitoring. 

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