Bald Eagles Expanding Range in California Channel Islands

July 18, 2014 6:55 AM

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Bald Eagles Expanding Range in California Channel Islands

Bald eagles have expanded their range in the California Channel Islands. Researchers have discovered a breeding pair of bald eagles on the San Clemente Island for the first time in over half a century.

The finding shows that bald eagles are back on five of the eight islands on the chain. These birds had vanished from the Channel Islands in the 1960s due to extensive DDT exposure.

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