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Bald eagle nest count in Wisconsin continues to increase

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Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio

The number of bald eagle nests continues to climb in Wisconsin, with biologists again finding record numbers in the state.


“Twenty, 30 years ago, we thought (eagles) were only going to be found in those pristine, north woods habitats and along the rivers,” said Scott Mehus, education director at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn.

He said that they've now found this isn't the case.

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