It’s a miracle! The first bald eagle nest has been found by wildlife authoritie in Philadelphia in more than 200 years. The Pennsylvania Game Commission declared the stunning information on Friday.
The exact location of the nest is still behind the curtain. Officials are tight-lipped about its location in order to avoid disturbing the site. But agency personnel and volunteers are on in the process of monitoring it from a close distance, exposed the commission. Dan Brauning, commission wildlife diversity supervisor, asserted:
We are not very certain if the nest will result in the pair successfully breeding and laying eggs, but we still are very hopeful. About one-fifth of the eagle nests in the state fail each year due to disturbances, predators and bad weather.
More than 100 bald eagle nests in the state have been confirmed for the first time in more than a century, officials said. The state started off a campaign so as to re-establish the eagle population in 1983. As a result of this effort, only three nesting pairs remained in Pennsylvania.
Bald eagles are nesting in at least 31 of the state’s 67 counties, according to preliminary counts. Officials affirmed that the largest concentrations are found in the wetlands of Crawford, Mercer and Erie counties; along the lower Susquehanna River and its tributaries in Chester, Lancaster and York counties; and in the Poconos and Upper Delaware River region.
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