Bald Eagle Banding in Michigan
A soaring bald eagle sighted over Michigan skies paints a portrait of conservation success.

Removed from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species list in 2008, bald eagles have overcome many challenges to their sustainability as a population from loss of habitat to contamination of their forage base by pesticides and environmental contaminants.
National legislation banning the use of environmental contaminants like DDT and PCBs, coupled with habitat restoration in key portions of their range, has resulted in an unprecedented come back for this beautiful raptor.

More than 750 bald eagle pairs today fly the skies of Michigan, up from only 50 to 60 breeding pairs just one half century ago.
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