South Carolina's Bald Eagles - Surveys

The Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey has occurred every year since 1979 and is currently being coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose is to monitor the status of wintering populations throughout the U.S. All bald eagles encountered on standard, non-overlapping survey routes are recorded.

The survey is run each year during the first two weeks of January. In South Carolina, ~ 45 standardized routes are surveyed each year by volunteers. The majority of these routes are on major water systems and a boat is required to conduct the survey. At times some routes are vacant, if you are interested in running a route contact DNR.

More information on count results

Histogram of the Midwinter Eagle Survey 1979 - 2005