- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PIPESTEM, W.Va. (AP) - Wildlife officials are looking for volunteer spotters for the annual winter eagle survey in the Bluestone/Pipestem area.

The four-hour survey is set for Saturday. It pairs professional birders with novice or beginning bird watchers and assigns them to survey observation sites to look for golden and bald eagles.

Jim Phillips is a former naturalist at Pipestem Resort State Park who says he’s been involved with eagle and migratory bird surveys for more than 40 years. He says he’s been observing and receiving reports about eagles sighted in December. He says 10 golden eagles were seen at Hanging Rocks on one day last month.

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To volunteer: email Jim Philips at [email protected] or Julie McQuade at [email protected]


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