Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-05-03 20:47:03 –
KFOR, Oklahoma – National Park Service staff have identified the first bald eagle nest in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Murray County game wardens and park staff first observed the nests at the end of March after receiving reports from visitors. At that time, the pair of eagles successfully hatched two healthy-looking eagles.
Park staff continue to monitor the nest, and the eagle will fledge soon.
The population of eagles on Lake Arbuckle is highest during the winter when migrating eagles come from the north. Currently, a pair of eagles are resident, so you are more likely to find an eagle in the summer.
Bald eagles are protected under some federal law. It is illegal to disturb, harass, or harm an eagle. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act prohibits the bringing, possession, or transport of eagles or parts of eagles (eggs, nests, wings, etc.).
Bald eagle populations began to decline in the 1800s due to hunting, habitat loss, and the use of pesticide DDT. By 1963, it is estimated that only 417 breeding pairs remained in the 48 states of the continental United States. Through the hard work of captive breeding programs, the ban on DDT, and federal protection, bald eagle populations have since recovered. Bald Eagle Recovery is one of the country’s largest conservation success stories and shows how the Group’s efforts can help protect wildlife.
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