Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 28, 2021

America’s Bald Eagle Population Has Quadrupled, Wildlife Officials Say

NPR reports

The number of bald eagles in the lower 48 U.S. states — a population once on the brink of extinction — has quadrupled in the last dozen years to more than 316,000, federal wildlife officials say, despite steep declines in other American bird populations.

A new survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found there are more than 70,000 breeding pairs of the iconic raptor in the contiguous U.S. In the late 1960s, there were fewer than 500.

The turnaround is a “historic conservation success story,” said newly confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland at a news conference Wednesday.

Read more  America’s Bald Eagle Population Has Quadrupled, Wildlife Officials Say : NPR


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