Eagle Monitoring in the Fox Valley

Winter is almost here which means hundreds of eagles will be making the Fox River Valley in the Appleton, Wisconsin area their destination headquarters for the winter months.

Northeast Wisconsin Alliance will again be organizing eagle monitoring along the Fox. Data collected is sent to the WDNR for ongoing study.

  • Monitoring takes place the second Saturday of each month from November through March at twenty-five sites along the Fox River from Lake Winnebago to Wrightstown Bridge.
  • Monitoring begins on-half hour before daybreak and continues ninety minutes thereafter.

The first session will be held Saturday, November 11th beginning at 6:10 a.m. Anyone interested should contact Cheryl at croot@newalliance.org  by Thursday, November 3rd. No experience necessary; all ages and families welcome.


If you’re interested in getting involved with eagle monitoring, contact Cheryl Root. Monitoring takes only 90 minutes of the early morning and requires you take notes about the time, type (juvenile or adult), and how many eagles you see. During Eagle Days Along the Fox, citizen scientists get together for a reception and an update on the previous year’s events.

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