Saturday, November 16, 2002

Eagles and Peregrines in West Virginia

The Bald Eagle is still considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, but record numbers are being recorded in West Virginia. This year, a record 13 nests were observed in West Virginia and 11 of them were successful, fledging a total of 22 young.

Although recently removed from the list of threatened and endangered species, the Peregrine Falcon remains extremely rare in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Two nesting pairs were observed in Grant County this year, but only 1 pair was successful, fledging a single chick.

Source: WV Wildlife Diversity News (Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 2002)


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