Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Minnesota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Minnesota Project

Patterns and trends in concentrations of lead in bald eagles in the Upper Midwest

August 2014 - September 2016


Participating Agencies

  • National Park Service

As high-trophic level predators, bald eagles are sensitive to accumulation of environmental contaminants. How lead accumulates through the food chain to bald eagles ins not well understood, and the results of this investigation will help identify patterns in lead concentrations in bald eagles in the Upper Midwest.