Bald Eagles and their Change of Status
Peter Nye who is a Biologist and head of the Endangered Species Unit for the NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) talked on NPR yesterday regarding his restoration and conservation efforts of the Bald Eagles here in New York State. You can listen to the story | HERE ON NPR|. This was done after yesterday’s announcement from the Interior Department that they are removing the American Bald Eagle from protection under the Endangered Species Act. Personally, I think it is still a little early for the federal government to remove them from this list but I guess this is a good thing that happened!
I was excited to hear Pete on NPR since I have known him for many years and had spend endless hours (many years ago) watching some local breeding eagles for him. The photo to the left was taken by Pete when he was banding some young nestlings. I probably shouldn’t have posted this photo (since it isn’t one of my shots) but how couldn’t I resist?? To learn more about some of his studies . . . . head over to his Journey North Site where he has placed a few satellite transmitters on a few individual birds.