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2018-19 Roost Count of Bald Eagles

Conducted by Ferry Bluff Eagle Council volunteers The following table tracks the Bald Eagle population from Lone Rock to Sauk Prairie during the 2018-2019 winter season, based on bi-weekly roost counts.

Date SG OR SP Total

Dec. 2 Canceled

Dec. 16 107 11 3 121

Dec. 30 81 22 2 105

Jan. 13 49 18 7 74

Jan. 27 34 8 8 50

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SG: Includes five roosts from Ferry Bluff to Lone Rock. OR: Includes two roosts off-river in Sauk County. SP: Includes two roosts in Sauk Prairie area.

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Eagle viewers are discouraged from walking the shores of the river as the birds may become frightened. When not at the Eagle Overlook on Water Street in Prairie du Sac, viewers are asked to remain in their vehicles, which act as a blind. Eagles, especially the immature ones, need to conserve energy to survive cold Wisconsin winters.