For Arizona’s once-dwindling bald eagle population, recovery starts in the nest

During 1970s, there were only a few known nesting of these birds in Arizona. It was not entirely sure what helped to this species, ban on the egg-busting pesticide DDT, or new rules protecting occupied nests, but now they are back.

Arizona Game & Fish Department raptor specialists put leg bands on young eagles nesting above Lake Pleasant. The bands will help identify and monitor the eagles as they grow. Arizona Game and Fish Department. (Photo: Brandon Loomis/The Republic) LAKE PLEASANT — The young biologist had watched the eaglets through […]

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