DNR Researcher Bands Baby Eagles For Research On The Bird Population

By Joel Waldinger | October 7, 2014


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.

Find out more about the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ annual bald eagle survey and banding project and the National Park Service’s monitoring program.

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.

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project and considers a sunset over the “big island” on Manson Lake to be a perfect ending to a day of fishing and fun in the Northwoods. 
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