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More EagleWatchers Needed!
Audubon EagleWatch, one of Audubon's premier citizen science programs, deploys boots on the ground and eyes in the field to monitor and protect Florida's eagles.
With over 1,400 nesting pairs in our state, this team of volunteers spans 27 counties monitoring more than 350 nests.
Audubon EagleWatchers collect important data on nesting eagles in Florida including productivity, active nest locations and possible disturbances or threats to nesting activities. Here is the most recent EagleWatch Annual Report, which shows the breadth and scope of the EagleWatch program: http://eaglewatchflorida.org/pdfs/EagleWatch%20Report%202017%20Web.pdf
EagleWatch season runs from October to May each year.
St. Johns County Audubon members and friends actively participate in EagleWatch, and we are looking for more volunteers. Currently, we have over 20 volunteers watching nests in St. Johns and Putnam Counties, but there are many nest sites that are not being monitored in these counties.
Last year, Hurricane Irma knocked down approximately a quarter of the Audubon-monitored nests, as Florida Bald Eagle pairs were returning to their nests and preparing for the breeding seasons. The full impacts of Hurricane Irma were still being seen at the end of last nesting season. Therefore, St. Johns County Audubon is also looking for volunteers, who may not be able to monitor nests on a regular basis, but are willing to help us find and document
new nests that were built or will be built in these two counties.
If you are interesting in becoming an EagleWatch volunteer, please go to theattached link:
http://eaglewatchflorida.org ---or --- contact Amy Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org