Congratulations to Charlotte Bill for winning the January 2017 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. This image of a Bald Eagle ruffled in the wind after a recent ice storm was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked ‘favs’.
Bald Eagle populations have been slowly rising for decades in the Northeast. Winter provides a great opportunity to see these majestic birds as they congregate around areas of open water on lakes and rivers where food is likely to be found. Your best source of recent sightings is on Vermont eBird. Check out the live map of Bald Eagle reports for the whole region and plan your trip.
Visit iNaturalist Vermont, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life, and you can vote for the winner this month by clicking ‘fav’ on your favorite photo-observation. Make sure you get outdoors and record the biodiversity around you and submit your discoveries and you could be a winner!