Bald Eagle - Endangered Species

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Bald Eagle - Endangered Species

The bald eagle, also known by its scientific name, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.

WARNING: ENDANGERED SPECIES

AMERICAN BALD EAGLE

The Bald Eagle Project was established in 1982 the NC Wildlife Commision. Its original objective was to raise eagles in captivity and release them to be monitored. The project now focuses on preserving nesting sites by working with landowners and timber companies to protect their habitats.

America's most majestic animal, the bald eagle, has served as a symbol of freedom and pride for the country. However, this beautiful creature is facing extinction not only in North Carolina, but also in the whole country.

SAVE THE 'MERICAN BALD EAGLE

Deforestation, trapping and shooting, and poor water quality are responsible for the decimation of eagles. Throughout 1950-70 agricultural pesticides left water contaminated, which subsequently exposed water and wildlife to harmful toxins. These chemicals were extremely debilitating to eagles in that 20 year period.

Below is a Bald Eagle guarding its nest. Eagles only lay a scant 1-3 eggs a year.

Eagles have an avergae wingspan of 8 feet and can weigh over 15 pounds! They prefer to inhabit areas near water sources because they feed primarily on fish. In North Carolina, eagles live mostly near Falls Lake, Lake Mattamuskeet, Gull Rock, and Goose Creek Gamelands.

http://www.basic.ncsu.edu/eaglecam/fullsize/26.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6uT13Stv8qE/T_bWHsLa-qI/AAAAAAAAMa4/SWQobAgyl6Q/s640/Bald+Eagle5.jpg

http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/4/eagle-on-wing_835.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6uT13Stv8qE/T_bWHsLa-qI/AAAAAAAAMa4/SWQobAgyl6Q/s640/Bald+Eagle5.jpg

Sources:http://216.27.39.103/Portals/0/Conserving/documents/FactSheets/nongame_baldeagle_hires.pdfhttp://www.endangeredspecie.com/states/nc.htm


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