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2009-07-01 09:37:00

NOTE: Photos and a graph to accompany the first article are available from the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on "Release #069-09." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 20 years after the last eaglets were brought into Pennsylvania from Canada, bald eagles have recorded remarkable nesting successes here, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. And, with the Fourth of July just around the corner, the opportunity for Pennsylvanians...

2009-05-14 11:00:00

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in 13 years, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Philadelphia Zoo officials teamed up to foster a zoo-hatched eagle into a wild nest in the Commonwealth. This time the eaglet was placed in a wild nest already holding two eaglets near Doylestown, Bucks County. The last time the two organizations worked together was on May 16, 1996, when a zoo-hatched eaglet was fostered into a wild nest holding two eaglets in a sycamore tree...

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2009-03-04 07:15:00

The death of a golden eagle who was recently introduced into Ireland could influence the government into backing legislation that would ban poisoned baits. The Minister of Environment and Heritage expressed his "concern and disgust" about the death of the eagle in Northwest Ireland.  Minister John Gormley said, "This is not the first case of poisoning of a rare reintroduced bird in Ireland." "Last year we had incidences in County Kerry (in the southwest) where a white-tailed eagle was...

2009-02-28 13:44:41

Biologists in Wisconsin and Minnesota say they will fit several golden eagles with global positioning devices to trace their migration. Unlike the bald eagle, golden eagles are not native to western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, but have been spotted in the hundreds in recent years, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday. Golden eagles primarily are a western bird that occupy the Dakotas and northern Ontario west to the Pacific Ocean, said Scott Mehus, a spokesman for the...

2008-10-06 08:15:00

By Bob Frye Pennsylvania routinely attracts a lot of non-resident hunters, but some of the most spectacular ones to show up this fall will be a breed apart. They'll be an entire species apart, in fact. Over the next few weeks, golden eagles -- magnificent birds whose wings can span 87 inches -- will begin migrating through Pennsylvania. They'll start to show up in noticeable numbers in mid- to late October, with the peak of the migration coming in November. If you don't know a lot about...

2008-09-17 06:00:25

By Pack Notes Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, that Berks County Mecca for migrating birds of prey, is now open for a 72nd season. Hawk watches are being held daily through Dec. 15. An average of 18,000 birds of prey will soar over the sanctuary's North Lookout 1,500 feet atop the Kittatinny Ridge. Trained staff announce approaching birds for the visiting public. Ospreys, bald eagles and American kestrels are featured in late summer. Broad-winged hawks build in mid September. The greatest...

2008-09-08 06:00:11

By Jenny Haworth TWO golden eagle chicks have been born next to a 46-turbine wind farm. Nicknamed Ben and Turk, the chicks hatched in a nesting site next to the Beinnan Tuirc wind farm in Argyll. They were the first to be born at the spot for more than a decade and ScottishPower Renewables says it shows that its GBP 2 million conservation area has been a success. At 1,215 hectares, the wind farm site has the largest conservation project of its kind for golden eagles in the UK. David...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Maine's bald eagle population has rebounded to the point that state officials are proposing to remove the bird from the state's list of protected species. State wildlife officials will hold a public hearing Thursday evening in Bangor on a proposal to drop the eagle from the list of threatened species in the state, a move that would lessen some restrictions on landowners but would not remove all protections for the iconic birds. The meeting will be held...

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2008-07-30 12:15:00

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Maine's bald eagle population has rebounded to the point that state officials are proposing to remove the bird from the state's list of protected species. State wildlife officials will hold a public hearing Thursday evening in Bangor on a proposal to drop the eagle from the list of threatened species in the state, a move that would lessen some restrictions on landowners but would not remove all protections for the iconic birds. The meeting will be...

2008-06-26 09:02:54

Golden Eagle International, Inc. (OTCBB: MYNG) today reported that it has begun processing gold-bearing mineralized material through its C Zone gold mill in eastern Bolivia. The C Zone mill has been through two weeks of shakeout operations running sterile material to ensure that surging and other issues would not result in the loss of recoverable gold. Electrical systems, as well as the crushing and milling equipment, have been subjected to increasing loads to test operational parameters....


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2006-03-01 15:01:34

The Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a large hawk found on the prairies and open country in mid-western North America. In the central part of their range, they are permanent residents. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter. Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, similar to the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two color forms: Light morph birds are rusty brown on the upper parts and pale...

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2006-02-27 14:52:52

The White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found throughout India and through southeast Asia to Australia on coasts and major waterways. This large eagle is very distinctive with its white head, breast underwing coverts and tail. The upperparts are grey and the black underwing flight feathers contrast with the white coverts. The tail is short and wedge-shaped as with its relatives, the Bald Eagle and White-tailed Eagle. The...

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2006-02-27 14:26:20

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey native to North America. It is most recognizable as the national bird of the United States. This species was near extinction late in the 20th century but has since recovered and now has a stable population. Because of this it is in the process of being removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species. The distinctive appearance of the adult's head is the reason for this bird's common and scientific names. Bald...

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2006-02-26 16:27:34

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it is part of the family Accipitridae. There are five noted subspecies of the Golden Eagle: Eurasian Golden Eagle (A. c. chrysaetos) American Golden Eagle (A. c. canadensis) Spanish Golden Eagle (A. c. homeryi) Japanese Golden Eagle (A. c. japonica) Russian Berkut (A. c. daphanea) Distribution Previously the Golden Eagle lived in temperate Europe, North...

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2006-02-26 14:56:24

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a bird of prey or raptor that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. When it was discovered in 1896 it was named the Monkey-eating Eagle, based on reports from natives saying that it preyed only on monkeys. Studies on the bird's feeding ecology later revealed, however, that they diet is more varied. Preferred prey includes colugo, civets, large snakes, monitor lizards,...

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