Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Huzzah! Huzzah! Bald eagles thriving

The bald eagle photographed a few months ago by Angleton blogger Don Callaway was symbolic, in our view, cause if bald eagles can thrive in this petrochemically-laced land, it's a good indication they're recovering from their endangered species status.

Sure enough, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to take the birds off the endangered list. The feds say:

The bald eagle population
in the lower 48 States has increased from approximately 487 active
nests in 1963, to an estimated minimum 7,066 breeding pairs today.

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1 comment:

Kevin said...

I saw a bald eagle while canoeing in the Illinois River in Oklahoma in May. It was a spectacular site. According to the river outfitter, there were apparently about 3-4 that are seen regularly around that stretch of the river.