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Pam Randles, Takshanuk Watershed Council Education Director, reviews the structure for an upcoming presentation by students who are conducting a weekly count of bald eagles as part of their citizen science project at the Haines School. Students pictured are (left to right) Allison Stuart, Heidi Kattenhorn, and Maggie Martin. The project is part of a field-based for-credit class, sponsored by the Takshanuk Watershed Council, in which students participate in research studies and learn about field data collection. Under the guidance of Pam Randles, Takshanuk Watershed Council Education Director, students count bald eagles in the Chilkat River Valley using spotting scopes at 10 locations and present their data at the Bald Eagle Festival held in November in Haines. During late fall, bald eagles congregate along the Chilkat River to feed on salmon. This gathering of bald eagles in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is believed to be one of the largest gatherings of bald eagles in the world.
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