We have studied the bald eagle for close to 60 years and the population is presently in a crash dive. The bald eagle population is lower than it was when we started our studies in the early 1960's. Just about every year our Midwinter Bald Eagle count from Minnesota down to Tennessee and out to Nebraska is recording fewer and fewer immature bald eagles.
Now the number of adults are declining as well. We have got to study the bald eagle nests to determine why the young are not being fledged. We do not want to lose our bald eagle that is a symbol of freedom all across the world. If we wait too long, there may not be enough adults to raise the young that are needed.