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Houlton in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home to Bald Eagles

 
 
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By Fitzie Heimdahl, April 11, 2020
1. Home to Bald Eagles Marker
Inscription.  Anyone spending time along the St. Croix River has a good chance of spotting a bald eagle. With their white heads and tails and six to eight foot wingspans, these powerful birds of prey are distinctive and dwarf most other raptors.

Eagles thrive along the St. Croix. With its clean water and forested shoreline, the river provides an abundant food supply and perfect nesting sites. Eagles use their talons to catch fish but will also feed on reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, birds, and invertebrates. They have been known to snatch catches from birds and other animals. Bald eagles mate for life and usually raise two or three chicks each year.

Photo captions:
{Lower left:} Over 30 pairs of bald eagles are known to nest along the St. Croix—a testament to their strong recovery after decades as an endangered species, photographed by Jim Spickler/Eco-Ascension Research & Consulting.

{Upper right:} Photographed by Northwest Passage LTD./Bobby
{Lower right:} Eagles build their massive stick nests-5 to 6 feet in diameter and 2 to 3 feet high- in the tallest trees, often white pines along the St. Croix. Look

Home to Bald Eagles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl, April 11, 2020
2. Home to Bald Eagles Marker
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closely and the shoreline-can you find one?
Photographed by Eli Nichols

 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
 
Location. 45° 2.704′ N, 92° 46.95′ W. Marker is in Houlton, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker is on Wisconsin Route 64, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houlton WI 54082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Migration (a few steps from this marker); Brule-St. Croix Waterway (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Pine Treaty (approx. ¼ mile away in Minnesota); Steamboats on the St. Croix (approx. ¼ mile away in Minnesota); St. Croix Crossing (approx. half a mile away in Minnesota); Building a Bridge (approx. half a mile away in Minnesota); Lake St. Croix (approx. 0.7 miles away in Minnesota); Steam Power, Railroads, and the Hersey & Bean Lumber Company (approx. 0.9 miles away in Minnesota). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houlton.
 
More about this marker. Located along the St. Croix Trail Crossing Loop path. Observation post located closest to Wisconsin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on April 13, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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