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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.