Jul 04 2011
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Game Commission reports that our national bird is doing quite well in Pennsylvania.
There are now 203 nesting pairs in the state including, for the first time, a successful nest in Allegheny County. That eaglet is predicted to fledge this weekend from his home near Dashields Dam.
This is great news since the time 30 years ago when eagles were endangered due to DDT.
If you want to see eagles today you have a lot more places to choose from. You can always see them at Pymantuning and now they breed along the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers. (Here’s a county-by-county nesting map.)
Take a lawn chair or a kayak, maybe do some fishing to pass the time. If you’re in good eagle habitat, both you and the eagle will catch a fish.
(photo by Kim Steininger)