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Martell, M., P. Redig, and G. Buhl. 1988-1989. A study on wintering and released rehabilitated bald eagles in Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 34 pp.

Introduction:

This project summarizes the second field season of a three year project documenting the survival and movements of released rehabilitated Bald Eagles, and the numbers, habitat use and contaminant levels of Bald Eagles wintering in Minnesota. A summary of the first years work was prepared by Martell and Redig (1988).

    Objectives of this study included:
  • Document the reintegration of Bald Eagles rehabilitated at TRC into the wild population.
  • Determine the number of Bald Eagles using the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers between October and April.
  • Locate and document the use of Bald Eagle roost and feeding sites located between the Twin Cities and Lake Pepin.
  • Determine the home ranges and use of roosts and feeding areas for individual eagles during the winter months.
  • Determine contaminant levels in a sample of Minnesota wintering Bald Eagles.

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