It’s no longer uncommon to see a bald eagle in the Northwoods.
Oneida and Vilas counties have the highest number of pairs of bald eagles in Wisconsin, according to the most recent DNR survey in 2013.
After disappearing from most areas of the state in the mid-20th century, there are now more than 1300 pairs of eagles in Wisconsin.
Ron Eckstein, a retired DNR Wildlife Biologist, worked on eagle conservation efforts for more than 25 years. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Eckstein to hear more about bald eagle success story.