Lead poisoning is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in bald eagles. In early 2020, CSG received grant funding from the American Eagle Foundation to quantify lead abatement strategies for bald eagles in the Atlantic Flyway. The overall goal of this study is to identify strategies to reduce eagle moralities from lead poisoning. To reach this goal, we will develop a compensatory mitigation strategy for lead poisoning of bald eagles that meets the standards set forth by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Quantifying lead abatement strategies to advance mitigation eagles for bald eagles in the Atlantic Flyway