Bald eagles were counted in record high numbers in Door and Kewaunee counties in 2018. Joe Henry is the Conservation Biologist of large birds of prey for the DNR for Upper Lake Michigan which includes Door and Kewaunee County. Henry says 17 eagles’ nests were reported in Door County and three in Kewaunee County. The use of pesticides harmful to eagles' eggs has gone down. Also, eagles need large trees to nest in and the number of those trees has been going up for decades now. The eagle population can still be higher and Henry says hunters and anglers can stop using lead bullets and lead sinkers to help. Henry says you should also report any eagle’s nest you see to the DNR.
It was the second year in a row that Wisconsin had a record high number of eagles.