Audubon of Florida EagleWatch
|Goal||Monitor bald eagle nesting in Florida to understand threats.|
|Task||Collect data on nesting eagles and identify new sites.|
|Where||Florida United States|
Audubon of Florida's EagleWatch Program seeks volunteers to monitor active Bald Eagle nest sites and help identify potential threats to nesting success.
As a result of Florida’s rapidly changing environment, Bald Eagles currently nest successfully in urban areas. This increased exposure to human activity and the pressure that exposure can put on the eagle population prompted the EagleWatch Program.
EagleWatch seeks information about Bald Eagles, active nest locations, and possible disturbances or threats to nesting activities. The program is designed to educate volunteers in general eagle nesting biology, applicable laws, the identification of nest threats, monitoring techniques, and the verification of previously unrecorded active eagle nests.
This data is compiled and used to assist Florida's Mid-winter Annual Bald Eagle Nesting Survey by documenting both urban and rural eagle nesting activity, successes, and failures. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service also utilizes EagleWatch data to enhance their conservation and law enforcement efforts.
|How to Join||
If you are interested in participating, contact Matt Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project website.
A field guide and binoculars are helpful but not required.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||bald eagle, birds, florida|
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nkasuboske 12/15/2016Some reading information is provided for students, but the website is not easily navigated. Difficult to access data.
katespencer 12/15/2016Exciting to be looking for eagles and sharing the information to help conservation of eagles. Tie in to American symbols, science, writing, reading, computer science.
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016Nothing interactive. Just seems to show information and ask for donations.
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016This seems to be a vital need, but may be difficult for students to get involved with as a class.
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