American bald eagle

4:26pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Bald eagles nest in San Mateo County, but no chicks this year

Photo by Sarah Lenz

 

Used to be, you had to take one of those Alaskan cruises to be sure of sighting an American bald eagle in the wild, but thanks to vigorous conservation efforts, which have removed the eagle from the Endangered Species List, such sightings are more common now in the Lower 48.  Birders, and many other fans of our national symbol, flocked to San Mateo County to watch these impressive birds do something they hadn’t done there in almost 100 years: build a nest.

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