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Dec 08, 2015 19:22 |  #2026

Not too anxious, are we?:-) Don't blame ya, I would be chomping at the bit too if I was in the position. But in Texas for the winter, I'll be enjoying the posts from 14-hope it's a super year! Several experts that will keep all abreast of the status, I'm sure.
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Dec 09, 2015 02:12 |  #2027

Not anxious but I do occasionally look at the weather in Moline.
We fly out Jan 7 and so far it's much colder here than there :(
In fact I told the better half to pray for super cold weather out west!
Of course it's a crap shoot and even if cold the birds do have wings and
will go where they want to go :)
We had success and fun at Conowingo a couple of weeks ago so the pressure is
off, and if no eagles are around there is always the John Deer Pavilion and my guess
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Dec 26, 2015 21:13 |  #2028
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who's going in January or February?


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Dec 27, 2015 18:36 as a reply to  @ nekrosoft13's post |  #2029

I hope to make it out there sometime in January. However, I think it be an understatement to say it's been a mild winter and the eagles have not had to travel to the L&D 14 area. The following site posts eagle counts and the eagle count has not been good to date. I'll use it as a guide along with the posts here as a guide to my trip to L&D 14.

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Dec 29, 2015 12:19 |  #2030

We'll be there in January eagles or not :) Flights were booked over 11 months ago. We visited Conowingo several weeks ago so it won't be like we didn't see eagles besides saw a nesting pair two days ago here in Florida.
We're good looking for hawks and owls if the white headed ones don't show.


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Dec 29, 2015 17:06 |  #2031

JohnKS wrote in post #17834413 (external link)
I hope to make it out there sometime in January. However, I think it be an understatement to say it's been a mild winter and the eagles have not had to travel to the L&D 14 area. The following site posts eagle counts and the eagle count has not been good to date. I'll use it as a guide along with the posts here as a guide to my trip to L&D 14.

http://www.mvr.usace.a​rmy.mil …Watching/EagleC​ounts.aspx (external link)

John thanks for that link,

Yeah plan on making the 6 hour drive jan 22-24th
that last report said only 2 adults, well heck,,

Come on cold weather!
local Eagle peeps please chime in if you see a implosion of Eagles around the dam

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here's one I did'nt post yet from 2 winters ago on that same jan weekend


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Dec 29, 2015 17:23 |  #2032

I'm skeptical of the numbers this year with the weather but regardless I will be unable to make it out. I will say that is one thing i'll miss about living in Illinois and I have such good equipment now to use too. Hope to see some more great shots in this thread in the coming weeks!


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Jan 05, 2016 10:24 |  #2033

I'll be there Jan 29,30 and 31. Really hoping for some colder weather. Hope to see some of you guys there!


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Jan 05, 2016 16:07 as a reply to  @ Lichter21c's post |  #2034

I think your timing will be better than ours since it's just now getting cold. Hopefully it will stay that way
and a couple of snows will cover ground food between now and then too forcing them to the lock for fishing.


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Jan 13, 2016 23:04 |  #2035

any locals with any updates? is the recent snow and cold helping any?


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Jan 13, 2016 23:27 |  #2036

I just returned from Moline yesterday.
Conditions sucked for me but the conditions were changing quickly with
the river freezing over quickly. My bet is that anyone who was there
today was in for an eagle fishing treat.


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Jan 15, 2016 09:03 |  #2037

Heading out there tomorrow. Was surprised to see the eagle count jump to 66 on Wednesday.


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Jan 15, 2016 10:40 |  #2038

By the way, I've always been curious about how they come up with the eagle count, so I emailed the Army Corps of Engineers and got this response:

There is a consistent procedure for the weekly eagle counts done at the dams on the Mississippi. The counts are done every Wednesday in the wintertime from 12/2/2015 to 2/24/2016. The count time is in the morning and needs to be done between the hours of 0830-0930 for consistency. 1 person is the dedicated counter for the season. When that person counts they go to whatever spot on the dam offers them the best view for the season. For example for LD 15 in Rock Island we go to the lower end of the auxiliary lock wall where it meets the dam to do the counts. When counting the person basically makes a 360 degree turn and marks down what they see. What is put on the website is the total number of adults and juvenile eagle that were counted that day. When we count, additional information is reported such as: was the eagle flying, perching (on ice, on a branch?), or feeding. We also make note of weather conditions and an estimate of ice coverage on the river. Also if anything else of note is present such as fisherman, tows, or other types of birds it is marked down. The amount of time spent counting really depends on how many birds are present, and the counters do their best not to double count flying eagles. This is submitted to someone in the Rock Island District headquarters where data is calculated and a totals report is distributed back out to Corps projects where it eventually ends up on the project website. If count is not done for whatever reason, it is just marked down as "no report".


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Jan 15, 2016 11:04 |  #2039

I can't wait to hear your results. I am going north into Wisconsin tomorrow. there are supposed to be decent numbers. its only about an hour away from me.


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Jan 15, 2016 13:07 |  #2040

Chris wrote in post #17859203 (external link)
By the way, I've always been curious about how they come up with the eagle count, so I emailed the Army Corps of Engineers and got this response:

There is a consistent procedure for the weekly eagle counts done at the dams on the Mississippi. The counts are done every Wednesday in the wintertime from 12/2/2015 to 2/24/2016. The count time is in the morning and needs to be done between the hours of 0830-0930 for consistency. 1 person is the dedicated counter for the season. When that person counts they go to whatever spot on the dam offers them the best view for the season. For example for LD 15 in Rock Island we go to the lower end of the auxiliary lock wall where it meets the dam to do the counts. When counting the person basically makes a 360 degree turn and marks down what they see. What is put on the website is the total number of adults and juvenile eagle that were counted that day. When we count, additional information is reported such as: was the eagle flying, perching (on ice, on a branch?), or feeding. We also make note of weather conditions and an estimate of ice coverage on the river. Also if anything else of note is present such as fisherman, tows, or other types of birds it is marked down. The amount of time spent counting really depends on how many birds are present, and the counters do their best not to double count flying eagles. This is submitted to someone in the Rock Island District headquarters where data is calculated and a totals report is distributed back out to Corps projects where it eventually ends up on the project website. If count is not done for whatever reason, it is just marked down as "no report".


Chris,

Thanks for taking the time to contact the Army Corps and posting their response. I too, was curious as to how they came up with the eagle count. I may try and make it out L&D 14 some time next week.

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