(PAYNETOWN) - The public can help Monroe Lake track winter eagle activity by attending Citizen Scientist training on Nov. 17 at Paynetown State Recreation Area.
Citizen Scientist volunteers collect data that help Monroe Lake personnel track animal populations, monitor habitats, provide viewing information to interested visitors, and make resource-management decisions.
Citizen Scientist volunteers will soon begin their second season of observing bald and golden eagles at the lake. People interested but not yet involved in eagle observing are encouraged to attend the training, which starts at 6 p.m.
The training covers how to identify bald and golden eagles, including the differences between adults and juveniles, and common behaviors to watch for.
To attend the session, register by Nov. 14 at jvance@dnr.IN.gov or (812) 837-9967.
Training session participants are expected to volunteer at least two hours per month from Dec. 1 through March 31. Volunteers can choose from observation points that are the most convenient for them.
Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401.
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