Register by March 1 for the 9th annual southern West Virginia spring eagle survey March 5, 2016
Pipestem, WV -(AmmoLand.com)- Volunteers are welcome to join the annual survey of the skies and waterways of the Pipestem area for golden and bald eagles.
The 9th annual eagle survey of the Bluestone/Pipestem area of southern West Virginia is looking for volunteer spotters for the March 5, 2016, event. The four-hour survey will pair professional birders with novice or beginning bird watchers and assign them to observation sites.
Pipestem Resort State Park Naturalist Julie McQuade and others, including former Pipestem Naturalist Jim Phillips, will organize the survey teams and leaders with volunteers. There are multiple sites, based on the number of people who confirm participation. Everyone will be contacted in advance with instructions. When the survey concludes at 2 p.m., all teams will meet in Hinton to compare and compile notes.
The 2015 spring (March) survey confirmed 24 bald eagles. The 2016 winter survey (January) confirmed 33 bald eagles and four golden eagles. Past eagle and migratory bird surveys at Pipestem or the Pipestem area are maintained for public record at www.pipestemresort.com/Surveys.html.
About West Virginia Division of Natural Resources:
Hunting and fishing in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. It is our goal to preserve this tradition and all wildlife resources for generations to come.
For more information, visit www.wvdnr.gov.