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Wisconsin eagle watching some of the best in nation

Wintering Bald Eagles congregating along open water areas of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers create opportunities for some of the best eagle viewing in the nation.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists estimate 1,150 territorial pairs of eagles are in the state.

In August 2007, bald eagles were removed from the Federal Endangered Species Act's endangered and threatened species.

The bird is a spectacular example of the success of the state and national Endangered Species Acts. It is also a reflection of the public support for the work done by the Endangered Resources Program, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the income tax check-off in 2008," said Signe Holtz, DNR's director of the Endangered Resources Program.

Many of the best viewing sites are featured in the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail guides available from the Department of Natural Resources.

The Bald Eagle also is the subject of a feature story in the December 2007 issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine.

Bald Eagle days are planned Jan. 19-20 at Sauk City-Prairie du Sac, Jan. 26-27 in Cassville on the Mississippi River in Grant County, and Feb. 23 in Prairie du Chien.