In coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Badgerland Bird Alliance (formerly Madison Audubon) launched the Bald Eagle Nest Watch (BENW) project with the goal of monitoring and better understanding how Bald Eagle populations are doing in Wisconsin. The Bald Eagle Nest Watch is a citizen science program which began in 2018 with just a dozen nests in Dane County. It has now grown to include over 100 nests in 36 counties! While Bald Eagles have made a remarkable recovery in Wisconsin, they continue to face significant threats. BENW volunteers monitor nest sites, track trends in eagle populations, and provide nest and fledging observation reports to the WDNR. As the Bald Eagle population expands, BENW is seriously looking for more volunteers to assist in finding and monitoring nests. Volunteers are especially needed in Ozaukee and Washington Counties. If you love Bald Eagles and have an interest in learning more about them (and maybe even becoming a volunteer), this program is for you!
Presenter: Beth Berger Martin (and her husband Ken) reside in Walworth County where they have been actively looking for new Bald Eagle nests and monitoring established nests since 2016. She is
always on the hunt for new nests in addition to monitoring established nests from prior years. Beth is also actively recruiting volunteers to work an hour or two each week during the nesting season. She is passionate about raptors and is a volunteer raptor handler at the Schlitz Audubon