Wildlife Officials: Vermont's Bald Eagle Population on the Rise

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont wildlife officials say the bald eagle population is continuing to rise.

According to Vermont Fish & Wildlife, in 2017 twenty-one pairs of adult bald eagles were able to produce 35 fledglings in the state.

“Vermont’s bald eagles continue to recover thanks to improved habitat conditions, especially water quality and forested shorelines. These conservation efforts would not be successful without the interest and support of the public for these nesting areas by maintaining a respectful distance from the nests,” said John Buck, bird biologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

“People have reported seeing large numbers of bald eagles migrating through the state, including many juvenile eagles that have remained in Vermont and may someday nest here,” added Buck.

Officials say the eagle population was non-existent in the state for almost 60 years until a nest was discovered in 2002.

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