Does Kentucky have more bald eagles during the winter months?
Info Via the Dept of Fish and Wildlife
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When northern lakes become ice-covered, bald eagles move south in search of open water and easier fishing. Bald eagles typically congregate at the best feeding areas, giving biologists an opportunity to track how the winter population is doing from year to year. ​
Each January, teams of biologists and partners count eagles along Kentucky’s major rivers and reservoirs as part of the annual National Midwinter Eagle Survey.​
While Kentucky’s eagle numbers vary from year to year, the highest counts occur during periods of extended cold temperatures and more ice cover on northern rivers and lakes.
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