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Peyton, "Wintering Bald Eagle Survey in Central Nebraska, 1994-1995," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1995) 63(3).


Copyright 1995, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission


The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (Central) and Nebraska Public Power District conducted monitoring studies from 1987 to 1991 to evaluate the use by wintering Bald Eagles of the canal and lake systems associated with Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) projects 1417 and 1835. The results of these studies were reported by Plettner (1990 and 1993), Stalmaster (1990), and Stalmaster and Plettner (1991). Central has continued to monitor Bald Eagles along Central's canal and lake system since 1992. Ten locations, which the 198791 studies identified as having the highest number of wintering Bald Eagles, were used for the 1992-94 observations (Schmid, 1993; Peyton, 1994). The survey was expanded in 1994-95 to include 6 additional sites, and the results from the 16 sites are presented in this paper.