(Photo by Jason Mrachina)

(Photo by Jason Mrachina)

The recovery of bald eagles is one of our nation’s greatest conservation success stories, and here in Wisconsin we played a key role in the species’ comeback. Here we’ve compiled upcoming opportunities to celebrate, learn about and even see our national bird!

Live online chat on eagles (January 12)
DNR conservation biologists will give the latest eagle population numbers, viewing tips, and answer questions about these majestic raptors during their online chat at noon Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.

To participate on that day, visit dnr.wi.gov and look for the box on the right to enter the chat, or search the phrase “ask the experts.” Or join via DNR’s Facebook page by clicking the “Cover it Live Chat” box.

Eagle experts on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Larry Meiller Show (January 13)
Listen in from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, as WPR’s Larry Meiller learns the latest about Wisconsin’s bald eagle population and what’s on tap for the 29th annual Bald Eagle Watching Days in Sauk Prairie, which DNR co-hosts. John Keefe, Sauk Prairie event organizer and president of the Eagle Bluff Ferry Council, and Rich Staffen, a Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist, are guests.

Eagle watching events in Wisconsin
Eagle watching events this winter in several Wisconsin communities offer a good chance to see large numbers of the raptors congregating by open water and great opportunities to enjoy exhibits, live raptor shows and more.

Eagle license plate video
DNR has released a video showing the new eagle license plate, which celebrates eagles’ recovery in Wisconsin and raises money for Wisconsin’s Endangered Resources Fund.