Skip to Main Content
Ice fishing by wintering Bald Eagles in ArizonaAuthor(s): Teryl G. Grubb; Roy G. Lopez
Source: Wilson Bulletin 109 (3) 546-548
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (210 KB)
DescriptionNorthern Arizona winters vary within and between years with occasional heavy snows (up to 0.6 m) and extreme cold (overnight lows -18 to -29°C) interspersed with dry periods, mild temperatures (daytime highs reaching 10°C), and general loss of snow cover at all but highest elevations. Lakes in the area may freeze and thaw partially or totally several times during a winter. The freezing and thawing of 1000-ha, 2-m deep Mormon Lake, 34 km south of Flagstaff, Arizona, during the winter of 1994-95 set the stage for the unusual Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) ice fishing behaviors we describe.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationGrubb, Teryl G.; Lopez, Roy G. 1997. Ice fishing by wintering Bald Eagles in Arizona. Wilson Bulletin 109 (3) 546-548
KeywordsBald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, ice fishing, Arizona
- Nitrate and dissolved organic carbon mobilization in response to soil freezing variability
- Winter climate change affects growing-season soil microbial biomass and activity in northern hardwood forests
- Some relationships among air, snow, and soil temperatures and soil frost
XML: View XML