The Ohio Division of Wildlife is asking Ohioans to help count every bald eagle nest in the state.
“For the first time in eight years, the Ohio Division of Wildlife is attempting to find every bald eagle nest in the Buckeye State and is asking citizen scientists to report their sightings of the national bird,” the Ohio Division of Wildlife says on its Facebook page.
Wildlife officials say counting the nests is an opportunity for people to get outside and see eagles while providing a valuable conservation service.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife estimates that Ohio hosted more than 350 nesting pairs of bald eagles last year.
The bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007 and from Ohio’s list in 2012.