Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry...
Injured eagle rescued from railroad tracks is euthanized
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wildlife rescue group official says a bald eagle that was rescued from railroad tracks near the nation's capital has since been euthanized.
Bald eagle rescued from railroad tracks, trains delayed
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Some commuters in the nation's capital faced delays after an injured bald eagle was found on railroad tracks.
The bird was spotted during the start of Wednesday...
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A second egg has been laid in a nest shared by two bald eagles in Southern California and nature lovers will anxiously watch for the hatchings via an online live feed...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An eight-week-old bald eagle in Fairfield County owes its life to a nearby animal lover and a crew of SCE&G linemen.
Bald eagle lays egg in Southern California mountains
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — An egg has been laid in a nest shared by two bald eagles in Southern California and nature lovers will anxiously watch for the hatching via an online live feed...
Pittsburgh bald eagles lay first egg of 2019
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's pair of bald eagles now have their first egg of the year.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says the egg was spotted via a live webcam at the nest around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Both eagles will now take turns incubating the egg until it hatches, which typically takes 35 days.
Hundreds gather in Michigan to watch rescued eagle release
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula to watch as a rescued bald eagle was returned to the wild.
The Empire, Michigan-based nonprofit organization Wings of Wonder rescued the eagle Feb. 1 from an ice shelf near Suttons Bay and video of the bird being saved was posted on YouTube. Those involved say a ball of ice that formed at the end of the bird's tail prevented him from flying.
Bald-eagle watching under way in Illinois
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The season for bald-eagle watching in Illinois takes off this month.
The Illinois Office of Tourism says some 3,000 bald eagles migrate to Illinois rivers each winter. That makes the state one of the best places in the country to see America's national bird.
Game wardens offer $1,000 for details on bald eagle shooting
WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine is offering up to $1,000 for information on a bald eagle that died after being found shot with six shotgun pellets lodged in its jaw, wing, and leg.
Kansas celebrates 30 years of documented bald eagle nesting
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — About three decades ago, a remarkable ecological comeback started in Lawrence, local eagle biologist Mike Watkins said.
For decades, Kansas had not documented a nesting location for bald eagles within its borders. But in 1989, a fisherman reported seeing America's national bird in the Lawrence area at Clinton Lake.
Oregon State Police seek killer of adult bald eagle
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife officers are seeking information on the person or people who shot and killed an adult bald eagle in Douglas County.
Tips that lead to an arrest could lead to an award.
OSP said Thursday the eagle was found shot in the neck with a small caliber rifle from Lower Cow Creek Road approximately 2 miles south of Doe Creek Road. The shooting happened sometime in November.
Eagle watching event set at northern Indiana reservoir
PERU, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials are planning a bald eagle watching event at a northern Indiana reservoir that's a gathering spot for large numbers of the majestic birds.
Bald eagles return to Lake Coeur d’Alene for salmon spawn
LAKE COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Scores of eagles are back at Lake Coeur d'Alene.
The Spokesman-Review reports migrating bald eagles stop every year at the lake from November to February to catch spawning kokanee salmon.
Eaglet hatches from egg on live Florida web cam
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A live web cam showed a bald eaglet in Florida pecking its way out of its egg to the delight of thousands of viewers.
The eaglet worked its way out of the shell Sunday while its mother looked on in the nest. Southwest Florida Eagle Cam captured the moment. A second egg is also in the nest.
Within hours, the eaglet's father arrived at the nest with fresh food and the pair fed the newborn its first bite as several thousand people looked on.
The bald eagle has landed on Arizona livestream
LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The world can get a glimpse of the daily activities of a pair of nesting bald eagles through a video camera set up at Arizona's Lake Pleasant outside Phoenix.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the livestream of the nest was made available to the public starting Tuesday.
Webcam shows bald eagles tending nest in Arizona
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Man shoots bald eagle over dead deer used as coyote bait
CAROLINE, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental conservation officials have charged an upstate New York man with fatally shooting a bald eagle drawn to dead deer placed as bait for killing coyotes.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says an enforcement officer responded Saturday to a report of gunfire in a field in the rural Tompkins County town of Caroline, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Syracuse. He found a dead adult eagle near deer carcasses.
Sections of Arizona forest close for bald eagle nesting
PHOENIX (AP) — Sections of Tonto National Forest in Arizona are being closed to the public for the annual bald eagle nesting season.
The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the annual closures protect bald eagles during their critical reproductive period. The affected areas were closed over the past weekend and will not reopen until June 30.
Bald eagle population in Massachusetts continues to grow
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State wildlife officials say the number of bald eagles in Massachusetts continues to grow.
The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife announced Monday it had identified 76 territorial pairs of bald eagles this year, up from 68 pairs last year and 59 seen in 2016.
Bald eagle gets new home, but will it move from dying tree?
MORGANZA, La. (AP) — People in a Louisiana village hope to persuade a highly visible local eagle to stick around, even though its nest atop a dying tree is in jeopardy.
They're offering it a new nest.
Work crews erected a nesting structure and 65-foot (19.8-meter)-tall utility pole within the Morganza Spillway on Thursday. Leaders in Morganza are hoping it will attract the eagle, whose current nest has become something of a tourist attraction.
Kentucky parks announce dates for eagle watch tours
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has announced the dates for next year's Eagle Watch Weekends at state parks.
A statement from the agency says tours will be offered Jan. 11-13 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. They will also be offered Jan. 25-27 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Feb. 1-3 at Kenlake State Resort Park. Tours offer participants a chance to see bald eagles looking for food around major lakes in western Kentucky.
Arizona Game and Fish sets up ‘eagle cam’ for nesting birds
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it is launching a new "eagle cam" next month so wildlife watchers can safely follow the nesting season of bald eagles.
The agency said Wednesday the wildlife camera will stream images of the birds after their nesting areas are closed in the next few weeks. The areas remain closed until late spring or early summer.
Record growth for bald eagles in northern New England
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bald eagles are in the midst of record population growth in northern New England, where America's national bird could soon find itself removed from all state endangered lists.
The eagle was once completely gone from Vermont and New Hampshire and down to just 21 pairs in Maine. But wildlife officials and conservationists in the three states said the bird is repopulating fast, to the point where it has become a threat to rarer species in some areas.
Authorities investigating mass bird death in Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating a mass bird death in northwestern Oregon.
Officials say a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field in Hillsboro earlier this week.
Oregon State Police are investigating, and some birds have been taken to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab in Ashland for testing.
Advocates argue trail extension will disturb bald eagles
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups are pushing back against a bike trail extension in upstate New York that they say could chase away the bald eagles roosting there.
Audubon New York representative Chris Lajewski tells Syracuse.com that Onondaga County is proposing a route that would be closer to the shoreline along Onondaga Lake and right under trees where eagles have been spotted.
County officials say they decided to change the original route because it was too close to railroad tracks.
Record 70 bald eagles reach fledgling age in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire wildlife officials say the latest numbers show that the state's bald eagle population is continuing its strong rebound.
The Fish and Game department told the Concord Monitor 70 eagles reached fledging age over the summer, the most ever recorded. Eagle chicks are considered fledged at about 12 weeks old, when they begin to fly away from and then return to their nest.
Wind farm project near Casper anticipates low eagle deaths
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A draft environmental assessment anticipates that a wind farm project in eastern Wyoming will cause the deaths of six eagles over five years.
Maine’s bald eagle population continues to grow
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bald eagle population is continuing its surge back from the brink.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says a survey shows an increase of 16 percent in nesting pairs since the 2013 survey. The state says the total number of nesting pairs was 733, and the eagle population is growing in all parts of the state.
The bald eagle population in Maine dwindled down to 21 nesting pairs in 1967 before conservation efforts helped bring the birds back.
Injured bald eagle set to be released in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle that was found in Virginia with serious injuries has recuperated at a wildlife center and is set to be released.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagle Friday in Westmoreland County. A private citizen found the eagle along the Potomac River in August with what appeared to be an injured wing due to a possible fight with another eagle.
Bald eagle with lead poisoning recovering at raptor center
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — This wasn't how Janet Medley wanted to spot a bald eagle.
The Athol woman and her family were enjoying Lake Pend Oreille over Labor Day weekend when they found a helpless male eagle on the bank.
"He was wet and very sick and weak," Medley told the Coeur d'Alene Press . "It got our blood pumping because we wanted to do something."
Bald eagle released at Ohio’s Hocking College
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A young bald eagle took flight toward a tree line at noon on Thursday at Hocking College, just a stone's throw from the college bookstore and near the Hocking River.
A gathering of about 50 students and faculty watched, waited and celebrated a release coordinated by the Ohio Wildlife Center in Columbus, as the rehabilitated bird of prey finally stepped out its cage, extended its impressive wings and showed what flying skills eagles are made of.
Bald eagle saved by Arizona couple recovers from poisoning
WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple got to watch as a young bald eagle they helped save was finally able to take to the skies where it belongs.
Bald eagle lands on fire truck during Sept. 11 tribute
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The national bird landed Tuesday on top of a firefighters' aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids.
Members of the Andover Fire Department were gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks and to the 9/11 emergency responders.
Vermont man charged with shooting, killing bald eagle
BARNET, Vt. (AP) — A Barnet man has been charged with shooting and killing a bald eagle, an endangered species in Vermont.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says 46-year-old Randy Goss faces $1,200 in fines and restitution and a three-year loss of his hunting fishing and trapping license if convicted.
Ordinance banning feeding eagles moves forward
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Ketchikan City Council approved an ordinance that would ban feeding various types of birds, including eagles.
The ordinance, approved by council last week, would prohibit the feeding of wild bald eagles, gulls, ravens and crows within city limits, the Ketchikan Daily News reported .
Relocation of bald eagle may threaten tourism to area
MORGANZA, La. (AP) — Twenty years ago, a newcomer took up residence in this Pointe Coupee Parish village and quickly became one of its most popular residents.
His name was Montana, a bald eagle nursed back to health and released into the wild to flourish.
The eagle stuck around, found a mate, built a nest atop an oak tree along La. 1 within the Morganza Spillway and raised several broods of little ones.
Utility plan aims to help protect bats, eagles at wind farms
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa-based MidAmerican Energy Co. has filed a plan that it says will help protect bald eagles and four bat species at the company's wind farms.
The company says in a news release that the habitat conservation plan filed Thursday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reflects four years of research.
Bald eagles roosting in Cleveland now raising young birds
CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a pair of bald eagles that were the first to roost in Cleveland's industrial valley in over a century now has two fledgling eagles.
Find an eagle feather? US law says don’t take it. Cuomo did
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At an event in the Adirondacks last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe.
In telling the story , the New York Democrat was unknowingly confessing a crime.
Louisiana’s bald eagle population growing
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After nearly dying out in the 1970s, Louisiana's bald eagle population is showing signs of a comeback.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says its latest eagle survey shows not just a high number of nests but a high number of healthy chicks in them.
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle has been euthanized at a Virginia wildlife center after it became tangled in fishing line, the second time in a week that a raptor had to be put down after getting stuck.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Ossabaw Island Heritage Preserve off Georgia's coast is marking its 40th anniversary since it became the state's first heritage preserve.
Friday was the anniversary of the day in 1978 when then-Gov. George Busbee signed an executive order with the designation, The Savannah Morning News reported .
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the destruction of three trees that were home to nesting bald eagles on the Kenai Peninsula.
Kenai radio station KSRM reports the trees were cut this spring around Anchor Point.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — 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, wildlife officials say.
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.
DAY BLOCK TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — A bald eagle has been found on a Maine dirt road shot and killed and stored in a bucket.
Game wardens say a woman picking up bottles along the road found it Monday and alerted authorities. Officials say they believe the eagle was shot several weeks ago. An X-ray showed dozens of shotgun pellets in the bird's body.
BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — Wildlife specialists, Duke Energy workers and volunteers are building a 15-foot-tall (4.6-meter-tall) tower in southern Indiana to reintroduce injured bald eagles to the wild.
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Francie Krawcke tosses a dead mouse into the air and watches with amazement as a bald eagle swoops down and catches it in its outstretched talons.
It's in these moments that the Columbia Township resident is in her element.
"It's my life," she said. "They really are amazing. We share the same spaces, but birds are so much tougher than we are."