Although segments of the golden eagle population in the western United States have been extensively studied, relatively little is known about golden eagles east of the Mississippi. This small and potentially vulnerable population has largely “flown under the radar” of both the birding public and the research community. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is studying and tracking golden eagles in the mountains of Virginia to learn more about this magnificent raptor.
This photo was sent to us by Wayne Pike, taken along Big Walker Creek in Bland County.
Learn more about golden eagles and the research we’re doing on our Virginia Golden Eagle Research and Conservation website.