Bald eagles

Maine’s bald eagle numbers continue to surge

(Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s bald eagle population continues to soar, increasing by 101 nesting pairs to a total of 733, an increase of 16 percent since the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducted the last bald eagle survey five years ago in 2013. Maine’s bald eagle population continues to grow in numbers across the…

Georgia coast: Where bald eagle nest numbers soar

(Windigo Images)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Wildlife officials say Chatham County is No. 1 in the state again for the number of bald eagle nests found countywide, with a tally of 27 nests this year. That’s up from 22 last year, also a state high. The Savannah Morning News reports that the next closest county surveyed was McIntosh, with 13 nests….

First egg for first eagles to nest in District of Columbia in 71 years

A screenshot Tuesday afternoon, March 27 from the eagle nest in D.C. (Image courtesy 2018 American Eagle Foundation, eagles.org)The bald eagle couple dubbed Mr. President and First Lady laid their first egg of 2018 on Sunday in Washington, D.C., according to eagle camera footage. They are the first eagles to nest in the District of Columbia in 71 years. Their…

Attacks and intrigue in Pennsylvania eagle nest drama

(Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission)Two bald eagles in York County, Pa., rose to social media fame four years ago after being featured on the state online eagle feed. Liberty and Freedom, as they were named by fans, quickly attracted a devoted following among wildlife lovers, who have watched, transfixed, as the eagle cam turned into a soap opera this…

Bald eagles nest in Cleveland for first time in more than 100 years

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)CLEVELAND — Naturalists say bald eagles are nesting in Cleveland for the first time in more than 100 years. The Plain Dealer reports a historical interpreter for the Cleveland Metroparks spotted a pair of eagles last year carrying sticks into a tree on a bluff overlooking the Cuyahoga River. The interpreter, Karen Lakus, and others…

Rescuers save two eagles, with talons locked, from frigid Pennsylvania river

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Two bald eagles with their talons locked were rescued from a Pennsylvania river. Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a recent Facebook post that a woman and her 11-year-old daughter saw the two mature, males eagles floating along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Bloomsburg and contacted police. Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich says the eagles…

Record number of bald eagle nests in Nebraska

(Windigo Images)LINCOLN, Neb. — In 2017, a record 209 active bald eagle nests were estimated in Nebraska by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Bald eagles were on federal and state endangered species lists as late as 2007 and 2008, respectively. In a little more than a quarter-century the species has gone from a nonexistent breeding species to one that…

Breeding bald eagle pairs reach a new high in Massachusetts

(Windigo Images)BOSTON — Wildlife officials say there were more territorial breeding bald eagle pairs documented in Massachusetts in 2017 than any other year since the majestic birds were reintroduced to the state in 1982. The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife says Massachusetts recorded 68 pairs this year, up from 59 in 2016. Breeding bald eagles, the national symbol since…

Virginia wildlife center admits 43rd bald eagle patient this year

  WAYNESBORO, Va. — Hunters using lead ammunition are posing real harm to bald eagles. The Wildlife Center of Virginia has admitted its 43rd bald eagle patient of the year, a grim record for single-year admissions during the center’s 35-year history. Officials say nearly 70 percent of the eagles admitted had measurable amounts of lead in their blood. Six had…