Bald Eagles: Repatriation of an Iconic Bird to the Central Coast

by · May 28, 2014 · 1 659 views ·

Presented by: Glenn Stewart of UCSC's Predatory Bird Research Group May 28, 2014 Forty years ago the bald eagle was in danger of extinction. In 1973, it was placed under protection of the Endangered Species Act. Shortly thereafter, Glenn Stewart teamed up with the Ventana Wildlife Society to create a bald eagle recovery plan for central California. Stewart and a team of biologists brought dozens of eagle chicks from Canada to Big Sur in an effort to reintroduce the iconic bird back to the Central Coast. Stewart told the San Mateo Daily Journal, “The goal for the reintroduction of bald eagles to the Central Coast was three pairs. We were looking at a pretty bleak scene out there. Now there are 26 pairs in the Bay Area alone.”

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