Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia

July 1, 2016 2:25 PM

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Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's bald eagle population is thriving with more than 1,000 breeding pairs spotted in the state this year.

The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary announced Thursday that its survey counted 1,070 occupied nests this year. It's the first time more than 1,000 have been counted since the survey started 60 years ago.

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