Tag: bald eagles

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The “world’s most fascinating bird” is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio’s latest book, An Eternity of Eagles.

Wild Success for Channel Islands Bald Eagle Restoration Program

Written by | April 30th, 2012

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Wildlife biologist Peter Sharpe shares why the 2012 bald eagle nesting season on California’s Channel Islands has already exceeded expectations.

California Eagles: Flying High

Written by | August 2nd, 2010

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Wildlife biologist Peter Sharpe explains why the return of bald eagles to the Channel Islands is one of California’s greatest conservation success stories.

Skagit River: How Farming and Bird Conservation Help Each Other

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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Successful bird conservation is far harder than it looks. But there are some wonderful examples out there that show how we can have more and better bird habitat and benefit people, too. One of the coolest examples that I know about is the work being done by The Nature Conservancy in Washington in the delta […]

Bald Eagle Video: Mama Feeds Chick!

Written by | April 10th, 2009

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Our preserve on Santa Cruz Island has been the site of some amazing conservation work by The Nature Conservancy and its partners — the restoration of the adorable, cat-sized Santa Cruz Island foxes; protection of rare species (12 of which are found nowhere else); and the overall reversal of 150 years of habitat degradation by […]

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

Watch the Bald Eagle Web Cam

Written by | March 10th, 2009

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Biologists have spotted two eggs in the bald eagle nest on Santa Cruz Island — and web users around the world can watch the nesting parents via a live camera! Bald eagles used to be a common sight at Santa Cruz and the rest of California’s Channel Islands, riding the thermals and fishing in the Pacific. […]

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