Latest Eagles News

Auburn bald eagle Spirit to make final pregame flight

Nov. 12, 2021 13:57 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's bald eagle Spirit, which has flown before football games at Jordan-Hare Stadium for nearly two decades, will make her final official flight on Saturday. A statement from the school said the 25-year-old bald eagle will continue to...

Maryland wildlife officials investigating sick bald eagles

Nov. 11, 2021 10:43 AM EST

MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — Five bald eagles were found acting strangely and seemingly sick in northern Maryland, prompting an investigation by state wildlife officials. William Fauntleroy found the birds Sunday in the Manchester area of Carroll County near the Pennsylvania...

9 wildlife refuges closed at Lake Between the Lakes

Nov. 02, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Nine wildlife refuges at Lake Between the Lakes National Recreation Area have closed until next year, officials said. Signs or buoys mark areas closed to activities that include hunting, fishing and boating. The areas will reopen on March 15, the...

Injured bald eagle, found to be blind, euthanized

Oct. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — An injured bald eagle found in Smithfield earlier this month had to be euthanized despite determined efforts to save the raptor, wildlife experts said. The male eagle with severe head trauma and damage to both eyes was found at Stump Pond on Oct....

Vermont bald eagle restoration follows years of trying

Oct. 07, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

Thirteen years after Vermont lost the ignominious distinction of being the only state in the continental United States without any breeding pairs of bald eagles, the state is moving to remove the iconic national symbol from its list of threatened and endangered species. ...

Sick bald eagle rescued in Smithfield; prognosis unclear

Oct. 05, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — One of a small number of bald eagles in Rhode Island was found sick Saturday and was rescued by officials who say the young male's eyes are infected. Trained staffers from the state's Department of Emergency Management responded to the shore of...

Minnesota hawk watchers gear up for peak migration season

Oct. 04, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — When he was a carpenter in Mankato, fall could be a dismal time for Jim Amundson. He became keenly aware of the hours he would soon have to spend outside working in frigid, snowy conditions. Now he can’t wait for September and October to arrive....