Mike Meyer is a state Department of Natural Resources researcher who works with bald eagles. Each year, in early summer, his job is to band the state’s newest eaglets. With the help of a tree climber, the eaglets are brought to the ground, examined, tested, banded and returned to their nest. Mike’s work ensures Wisconsin has a healthy eagle population.
Did you know the DNR also has an “Adopt an eagle nest” program?
And be sure to check out the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s “Old Abe the War Eagle” online exhibit to learn more about this famous Wisconsin bald eagle’s Civil War service.