We conducted an analysis to study what, if any, were the population scale impacts of lead-poisoned and lead-exposed mortalities of bald eagles for Northeast states. Despite evidence of expanding wild abundances in the region over the past three decades, the goal of the study was to determine whether the lead-related deaths regularly observed by veterinarians and pathologists had impacted the larger population.
Veterinary and demographic data include records of eagles from New York, Massachusets, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Raw veterinary data used in the study are accessible here:
- Avian Haven Wild Bird and Rehabilitation Center
- Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
- Wildlife Health Center of Virginia
- New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
- USGS National Wildlife Health Center
- Data for NY eagles available upon request by contacting the Wildlife Health Unit at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [email@example.com, (518) 478-2203, or (518) 478-3034].
Standardized veterinary data used in the study are accessible here:
The software used to analyze the data in the study are accessible here:
- CounterPOPd software
- PlastiPOPd software
- DensiPOPd software
- ClosedCounterPOPd software
- ClosedDensiPOPd software
- BandingPOPd software
Our funding source
Financial support was provided in part by the Morris Animal Foundation under grant # D18ZO-103.
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Results of the study
Please visit the Lead in Eagles project summary page