How Many Bald Eagles Are There in Maine?
It seems you always hear stories these days about endangered species going extinct or near-extinct.
Well, here's a great success story and it has happened right here in Maine with our National Bird-the bald eagle.
Do you know how many eagles there used to be and are now?
According to our friends at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:
"Bald eagles were not always as common in Maine as they are today. In 1962, only 27 nesting pairs were found across the state. After decades of monitoring and implementation of intensive management practices, including working with willing landowners to conserve eagle nesting sites, Maine's bald eagle population recovered to approximately 503 nesting pairs by 2009. Currently, the population is a robust 734 nesting pairs."
From 27 to 734 nesting pairs is amazing. You can follow the amazing journey of conservation with this interactive map
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