WARE, Mass. – Friday’s annual midwinter bald eagle survey resulted in a record-breaking number of birds spotted, with the largest number reported at the Quabbin Reservoir.
At least 102 birds were spotted throughout the state, breaking the state record of 81 set in 2009, said Richard K. Sullivan, secretary of energy and environmental affairs. Thirty-three bald eagles were spotted at the Quabbin.
The Massachusetts survey is part of an annual nationwide survey that began Dec. 29 and runs through Jan. 12. It is done to track the progress of the recovery of the bald eagle.