American Bald Eagle Population Continues to Soar
March 25, 2021
American bald eagle populations have quadrupled since 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and its partners, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Wednesday.
According to a news release from the Interior Department, bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction, "reaching an all-time low of 417 known nesting pairs in 1963 in the lower 48 states."
"However, after decades of protection, the banning of the pesticide DDT, and conservation efforts with numerous partners, the bald eagle population has flourished, growing to more than 71,400 nesting pairs," the release added.