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Tag: Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

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  • Three fluffy grey birds appear sleeping in a nest.

    A young life saved

    April 30, 2018 | 5 minute readWas that fishing line in the nest? A worried eagle watcher clicked on the website’s email link and started writing. Then, a second time: click! The email went winging. It landed in Al Cecere’s inbox. He read it and turned to his computer. Cecere called up the site where two cameras offered unblinking looks at three eaglets born in the top of a Tennessee oak tree. Yes, monofilament. And that meant the 3-week-old bald eagles or their parents were in danger of swallowing the line – or, worse, ingesting a lure or hook. Learn more...

    The eaglet and its siblings live in a tree not far from Sevierville, Tennessee. Photo by American Eagle Foundation.


  • A mature bald eagle with white head and dark brown feathers perched on a dead tree limb just over a giant nest.

    Federal and state officials request assistance in investigation of bald eagle nest destruction

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) are requesting assistance with an investigation of the destruction of a bald eagle nest. An active bald eagle nest was destroyed in Berkeley County, South Carolina, in June 2017. The nest was in an area of woods being logged near the junction of Crowfield Boulevard and Corporate Parkway in Goose Creek, S.C. The Service is offering a reward of $1,000 for information that leads to successful prosecution in this case. Read the full story...

    Bald eagle perched at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS.


  • A brown eagle with a very sharp curved beak flying through the air.

    Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles

    Bald eagles and golden eagles and their nests are protected from take, including disturbance, under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Learn more...

    Golden eagle. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.


  • A brown eagle with a very sharp curved beak flying through the air.

    Golden eagles in the Southern Appalachians

    March 21, 2012 | 2 minute readTranscript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. We came to a stop on the shoulder of the dirt road, got out of the car, crossed the road, and the driver pointed to a spot near the top of a rocky cliff. It was a golden eagle nest, and on it was the first golden eagle I had ever seen. But that was Montana. Golden eagles are well-known in the West, where populations number up to 35,000 birds, however, there’s a much smaller, and lesser known Eastern population estimated at between 1,000 and 2,500 individuals, which was essentially unknown to ornithologists until the 1930s. Learn more...

    Golden eagle. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

  • Dead bald eagle discovered

    June 13, 2011 | 2 minute readTranscript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. A dead bald eagle was discovered on Wednesday, May 4th at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds located on Soco Road, US Highway 19 in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. An examination revealed the eagle had been recently shot and bullet fragments were removed from the carcass. The eagle was immature and lacked the characteristic adult white head and tail feathers which usually come in by the 6th year. Learn more...

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