The bald eagle is back!

baldeagle.jpgThe bald eagle has rebounded from the brink of extinction. The U.S. government has removed it from the list of federally protected species.

In 1963 there were only 417 nesting pairs in the United States. Today, there are 9,789 breeding pairs in the lower 48 states.

Because the U.S. national symbol was hunted and humans migrated west its habitat declined.

Due to the decline the U.S. Congress passed the Bald Eagle Protection Act in 1940, which made it illegal to shoot at, kill, or poison the birds.

Conservationists view the eagle’s recovery as a success story that proves the U.S. Endangered Species Act really does work.

10 Comments on The bald eagle is back!

  1. M1,000,000!!!!!!#1!!! // June 28, 2007 at 4:53 pm // Reply

    I’m glad!!!

  2. i wish i was indangerd so evry one will love me!

  3. Well they’re doing a good turn daily

  4. WOW!!!! THAT’S SO INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! (NOT!)

  5. abca, your right ididnt understand

  6. what the big deal

  7. If you don’t understand “what the big deal” is, you should not post. This info is huge!

  8. yay!

  9. The bald eagle would not go extinct soon, Busch gardens has exibits with these eagles, they also take good care of them

  10. THAT IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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