OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bird flu is killing an alarming number of bald eagles and other wild birds, with many sick birds arriving at rehabilitation centers unsteady on their talons and unable to fly.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — A flu infecting birds nationwide is being blamed for the deaths of three bald eagles in Georgia.
The University of Georgia’s Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Diseases Study said it confirmed the avian flu in the eagles Thursday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two bald eagles in the state were found to be infected with avian influenza, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says.
One of the birds was found dead in South Hero and the other was discovered ill in Shelburne.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officers are using the recent death of a bald eagle to remind people that illegal dumping can have unintended consequences.
Someone dumped a cooler with fish parts, plastic bottles and worm cups recently along a Sumter County road, the Department of Natural Resources said in a Facebook post.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wildlife experts in North Carolina have confirmed that birds in four separate counties have died from the avian flu.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said in a news release on Tuesday that a snow goose in Hyde County, a redhead duck in Carteret County, a red-shouldered hawk in Wake County, and a bald eagle in Dare County, have all died from the flu.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs of chronic lead exposure, according to a study published Thursday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 20-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 30 days in prison and a year on supervised release for possessing a bald eagle feather, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont removed the bald eagle from its listing of threatened and endangered species on Thursday after more than a decade of restoration work, officials said.
Until the September 2008 confirmation that a bald eagle pair had successfully raised a young eagle along the upper reaches of the Connecticut River, Vermont was the only state without breeding eagles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Art Cooley, a longtime activist who co-founded the Environmental Defense Fund more than 50 years ago, has died. Cooley, 87, helped launch the group, now one of the world's leading environmental organizations, from his living room on Long Island, New York, in 1967.
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 appear during educational shows on campus but won't make additional pregame flights after the Auburn-Mississippi State game.
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 border, The Washington Post reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 brought to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton where it died, the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said in a statement Wednesday.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has launched a four-year study of American bald eagles to determine how the protected raptors have adapted to population growth along the metropolitan Front Range and identify planning measures that could ensure the bird's future.
MURTAUGH, Idaho (AP) — A farmer in Idaho has said he lost about $7,500 in revenue from 54 lambs killed by nearby bald eagles.
Rocky Matthews started finding dead lambs in April on his farm near Murtaugh Lake, and initially thought someone was killing the animals with a pellet gun, The Times-News reported.
BOSTON (AP) — Animal rights groups are pressing Massachusetts lawmakers to limit the use of highly toxic rat poison following the death of a bald eagle blamed on the poison.
The bald eagle that died in March along the Charles River was poisoned after ingesting a toxic substance meant to kill vermin...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bald eagles that nest in a back yard near New Orleans have lost their chick. It's the latest in years of troubles for the pair of federally protected birds...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of shooting a protected bald eagle...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's population of bald eagles has grown to the point that the state is ready to remove them from the endangered species list...
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A baby bald eagle died while hatching in a Southern California nest that is widely watched through a webcam...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bald eagle rescued after it was found dangling from a tree near the Juneau International Airport has been euthanized after a veterinary exam found the bird in poor physical condition, according to the city...
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. (AP) — A baby bald eagle that hatched Wednesday on the campus of a northwest Georgia college has died after less than 48 hours of life...
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wildlife officials are seeking the public’s help in finding the person who shot and injured a bald eagle, which later had to be euthanized...
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A bald eagle has laid an egg in a Southern California nest and nature lovers will watch for the hatching via an online live feed...
Nesting pairs of bald eagles were found last year in all 21 New Jersey counties, something never before documented in more than 40 years of monitoring by wildlife officials and volunteers, according to a report released Thursday.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Forest Service says it is temporarily closing to the public a bald eagle breeding and nesting area along the Verde River to the public beginning on Dec...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bird symbolizing America's freedom had to be liberated on Independence Day after becoming stuck in a tree in Alaska, a wildlife official said...
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A bald eagle died last year in Maine after being stabbed through the heart by a loon, wildlife officials said...
PHOENIX (AP) — For the first time in decades, bald eagles have been found nesting in an Arizona saguaro cactus...
THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — A nontraditional family of bald eagles is caring for three eaglets that hatched this spring in a nest along the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois...
For Marge Gibson, there’s nothing better than watching an eagle fly.
As the executive director of the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group, an eagle’s flight is a sign of accomplishment. Gibson and her small team rehabilitate about 100 sick or injured eagles each year, in addition to helping a host of other native bird species.
Eagle-eyed bird watchers spotted majestic bald eagles flying over the Mississippi River Saturday. Spotting the birds was difficult due to above average temperatures that has prevented the river from freezing.
POCATELLO — Zoo Idaho should be in the business of breeding native trumpeter swans within the next couple of years, and may add a wolf exhibit in the longer term.
The projects are among the $5 million to $6 million in upgrades included in the zoo’s new comprehensive plan, a “living document” covering the city-owned facility’s growth throughout the next 20 years.
Cleveland bald eagle success story: Industrial valley nest has two fledglings
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A pair of bald eagles that built the first nest in Cleveland's industrial valley in more than a century have provided another chapter to their remarkable story: They are raising two young eagles that are being seen soaring high above the Cuyahoga River.
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...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pageantry and patriotism accompanying the buildup to the Minnesota Twins' home opener forced a pause for James Paxton in his warmup routine, leaving the Seattle starting pitcher standing alone in left field while a giant flag was unfurled nearby...
LINCOLN - 2017 was another record-breaking year for bald eagles in Nebraska.
Joel Jorgensen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission nongame bird program manager, says they counted 209 active nests in the state.
ROCKPORT — Carrying maps, binoculars and data sheets, the U.S. Forest Service’s Tanya Kitterman and Phyllis Reed drove Friday along a scenic stretch of the Skagit River, making several stops to scan the trees for bald eagles.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Rachel Eberius fell in love with animals and the great outdoors while growing up in Harford County...
“Come fly with me … ”
Watching the bald eagles in graceful flight above the Mississippi River is like getting an invitation to join them in viewing the world from a different angle.
Unfortunately, we can’t take to the skies on our own like our national bird, but we can have the fun of trying to spot them because they’re the stars of Bald Eagle Days and we’re the paparazzi.
An injured bald eagle, recuperating under the care of San Jacinto County wildlife rescuer Bill Heyde, will soon be released into the wild if all goes as planned.
The eagle, which Heyde named Hunter, was found off of US 59 north of Shepherd, Texas, on Dec.
One of the area’s welcomed winter “visitors” has been arriving in the Sauk Prairie and Lower Wisconsin River area steadily the past couple of weeks.
Since the weather has gotten colder, the number of eagles in our area is increasing every week.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental poison: lead from bullets and shotgun pellets in wildlife carcasses left behind by hunters...