Bald eagles, once on the endangered species list, are now thriving.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a new report that bald eagles have quadrupled in numbers since 2009.
One official called it, “a truly historic conservation success story.”
The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in a new report that bald eagles have quadrupled in size since 2009. More than 316,700 bald eagles were present in the lower 48 states during the 2019 breeding season, according to the report. https://t.co/4yrjfvmDqz
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The bald eagle population had severely declined between 1870 and 1970 because of hunting, habitat loss, and the use of DDT (a powerful insecticide).
Have you noticed more bald eagles?
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