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Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released Into The Wild
November 30, 2004
The event took place at
“The rehabilitated bald eagle immediately flew off into the wild, and hopefully should live for many years in one of the best natural habitats in
The female bald eagle was injured during a fight with another bald eagle in November 2003 in the
The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida had been caring for the bald eagle since November 2003. The organization has cared for more than 30,000 wild animals, including about 15 eagles, since 1982.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has released 92 juvenile eagles (11-12 weeks old) into the wild since the Bald Eagle Restoration Project was established in 1984. As of 2003, there were 53 known active bald eagle nests in the state. Five of the nests are located in
Bald eagles are a threatened species. The population dwindled in the 1950s and 1960s due primarily to the devastating effects of DDT, which was banned in 1972. When the Bald Eagle Restoration Project began in
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will begin its annual monitoring of bald eagle nesting sites in late December. State wildlife biologists will fly the entire state recording nesting success and number of eaglets per nest in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bald Eagle Recovery Plan. It is important that the public report any eagle nest found to a state wildlife biologist.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes the statewide stewardship and enjoyment of