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Bald Eagles such as the ones shown above have been growing in numbers in Pennsylvania during the last 30 years. The birds have been removed from the state's threatened species list and have been upgraded to protected status.
Bald Eagles such as the ones shown above have been growing in numbers in Pennsylvania during the last 30 years. The birds have been removed from the state's threatened species list and have been upgraded to protected status.
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The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host an educational program on bald eagles at the Northeast Region Office in Dallas on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.


This free program will cover bald-eagle biology and behavior, ecology, and population trends in Pennsylvania. The newly released PGC film entitled Pennsylvania Bald Eagles; Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration will be shown as part of this program.


“There were only three pairs of bald eagles nesting in Pennsylvania as recently as 30 years ago,” said William Williams, information and education supervisor for the Game Commission’s Northeast Region. “Thanks to a marked increase in Pennsylvania’s water quality and a highly successful seven-year reintroduction project, there are over 270 nesting pairs today. Their recovery has been nothing short of dramatic and eagles are now a common site throughout the Commonwealth.”


The bald eagle was recently removed from Pennsylvania’s threatened species list and has been upgraded to “protected” status. Eagles are federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Lacey Act.


“We hope to see a good turnout for this informative and entertaining program about one of Pennsylvania’s greatest wildlife success stories,” said Williams.


The Game Commission Northeast Region Office is located at 3917 Memorial Hwy. in Dallas. The office phone number is 570-675-1143. Reservations are not required.


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