Original story published by CNYcentral.com by Mariana Zimmerman
January 9, 2016
SENECA FALLS-- More than 70 bald eagles have been counted at a wildlife refuge in Central New York. According to the Auburn Citizen the final total at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was 77, that's way up from last year when just 43 birds were counted.
Montezuma is located in the wetlands between Syracuse and Rochester and spans nearly 11 square miles.
The Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey takes place in more than 40 states between Jan. 4 and 18. It's a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey and hundreds of volunteers.