Bald Eagle Populations Soar In Lower 48 States, Research Finds

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They are beautiful to see in their natural habitat. But once their extinction Tim McGuire reports, the bald eagle is seen as a conservation success story. Less than 60. Years ago, there were only 417 nesting pairs of the national symbol, bald eagle in the lower 48 states. Now there are more than 316,000 of the birds. Including 71,400 nesting pairs. The comeback follows banning the pesticide DDT and placing the eagle of the endangered species list. Since then, the population grew to the point where the bald eagle was removed from the list of threatened or endangered species in 2007, and the numbers have quadrupled since 2009 Tim McGuire. Washington

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