This presentation is about the bald eagle restoration project that took place throughout the 1980’s at The Quabbin Reservoir. MassWildlife released a total of 41 immature bald eagles at the Quabbin with hopes to restore the bald eagle to Massachusetts as a nesting species. The last known bald eagle nest was in 1906 on Cape Cod. You’ve seen eagles at Quabbin and all around Massachusetts now, but do you know the story behind them getting there? Dale Monette does, he was part of it. Come by and see the whole process from when the birds are brought as chicks to the Prescott Peninsula “hack site” on Quabbin, until they are released into the wild 6 weeks later and what the eagle population looks like today.
CalendarKevin Sprague2019-06-19T10:04:54-04:00Speaker Series – The Bald Eagle Reintroduction Project @ Westfield Athenaeum
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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