Latest Bald eagles News

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....

Spirit of Auburn football nearing ‘bittersweet’ last flight

Sep. 05, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The bird drools over Auburn’s dazzling tradition as much the humans do. On the last Wednesday morning of August, Spirit is awakened in her Southeastern Raptor Center enclosure at 8 a.m. by Amanda Sweeney. The bald eagle flies to meet her handler at...

Snail darter, tiny and notorious, is no longer endangered

Aug. 31, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The snail darter, a tiny fish that notoriously blocked a federal dam project in Tennessee decades ago, should no longer be on the endangered species list, federal officials announced on Tuesday. Arguing that the fish is no longer in danger of...

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

Aug. 30, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories – like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North America – birds of prey are in decline worldwide. A new analysis of data from the International Union for the Conservation of...

Wildlife Center of Virginia releases rehabbed bald eagle

Aug. 21, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

GROTTOES, Va. (AP) — Against all odds, freedom soared in Grottoes. The Wildlife Center of Virginia held a special event Thursday afternoon for the public at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes where a three-and-a-half-year-old bald eagle was released into the wild after...

2nd Massachusetts bald eagle death blamed on rat poison

Aug. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A second bald eagle has died in Massachusetts this year after ingesting a highly toxic poison meant to kill rats, state wildlife officials said. The female fledgling was found in distress on the ground in Middlesex County in late July and...