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Bald Eagles Making a Comeback on Channel Islands

By Tasnim Hanafy, NewsChannel 3 Producer, tasnim.hanafy@keyt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:53:47 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2014 09:05:22 PM CDT

Bald Eagles are inhabiting the Channel Islands once again after more than 50 years of being endangered.

CHANNEL ISLANDS, Calif. -

Bald Eagles are inhabiting the Channel Islands once again after more than 50 years of being endangered.

A nesting pair of eagles has just been found on the San Clemente Island. This new discovery means bald eagles have re-established territories on five of the eight islands, according to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

Experts now believe the eagles will return to all the islands within the next few years.

The species disappeared from the islands in the 1960s due to human impacts on the environment and heavy use of insecticide that would cause eagle eggs to become fragile and crack

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