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2014-05-06 16:23:01

Pittsburgh's first eagle nest in 250 years in danger due to poison being used in their hunting territory PITTSBURGH, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- Save Hays Eagles, Pittsburgh residents, The Pennsylvania Game Commission, and eagle enthusiasts countrywide are extremely concerned of the very real danger facing the Pittsburgh bald eagles family. The city's first bald eagle nest in over 250 years is in danger due to rat poison being used at a nearby recycling center....

Bald Eagles Rescued At Kennedy Space Center After Storm Blows Through
2013-04-22 11:22:49

NASA When a strong thunderstorm recently blew through NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two eagles landed -- falling to the ground along with their nest. Fortunately, ecologists at the spaceport, who take great care to track the birds and protect their habitat, stepped in and rescued the eaglets. Kennedy is a nesting area for numerous bald eagles. Space center employees and visitors alike enjoy watching their majestic flights overhead. Besides being the national bird of the United...

2011-06-30 14:43:00

Game Commission to offer bald eagle viewing guides HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's symbol of freedom and strength, the bald eagle, has surpassed a milestone of 200 active nests this year in the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. So far this year, 203 bald eagle nests - in 50 counties - have been recorded in the state. As recently as 1983, only three Crawford County nests remained in the state. "The bald eagle's comeback is...

2011-04-23 00:00:32

Biodiversity Research Institute Announces new Webcam to Monitor Bald Eagle Nest Gorham, ME (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 BioDiversity Research Institute (BRI) today announced the installation of the newest video webcam provided by NextEra Energy. The video camera is set up to monitor the nest of a pair of bald eagles in Maine's mid-coastal region. This webcam is one of two cameras NextEra currently sponsors that captures the breeding activity of these raptors in real time. Visitors to BRI's...

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2011-04-04 09:33:14

A nesting bald eagle couple in Decorah, Iowa has become the center of attention on the Internet lately. With more than 11 million views from about 130 countries, a live streaming video captured the first egg laid in February, two other followed to total three eggs. The eggs incubated for several weeks before they hatched. A biologist and executive director of the non-profit organization, Raptor Resource Project, Bob Anderson installed the live video feed from an 80-foot aerie The eagle...


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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 14:45:01

The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is a large species of eagle. They are quite common near freshwater lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, although they can sometimes be found near the coast at the mouths of rivers or lagoons. As their name implies African fish eagles are indigenous to Africa, ranging over most of continental Africa south of the southern-most edge of the Sahara Desert. Females are often larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 6 feet, while females...

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2006-02-27 14:33:05

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This bird can be foiund on the Kamchatka peninsula, the coastal area around the Sea of Okhotsk, the lower reaches of the Amur River and on northern Sakhalin and Shantar, Russia. The majority migrate further south in winter to the southern Kuril islands and Hokkaido, Japan. This species is classified as vulnerable, with a decreasing estimated population of 5,000. The main threats to its...

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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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2006-02-27 13:33:13

The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is sometimes known as the (Grey) Sea Eagle or Erne. This bird can be found in northern Europe and Asia. It has also been successfully re-introduced into Scotland. The largest population in Europe is found along the coast of Norway. Birds are mostly resident, only the most northerly birds migrate further south in winter. The Eagle's diet is diverse and includes fish, birds,...

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