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Bald Eagles Make Dramatic Comeback in Ohio

The results of this years report suggest a 151% increase in bald eagle nests in Ohio compared to a similar census conducted in 2012.

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According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, thousands of citizen scientists submitted reports of bald eagle nests between February and March of 2020. The ODNR was able to confirm 707 bald eagle nets in the state of Ohio.

Another census of the bald eagle nests of Ohio in 2012 resulted in 281 recorded nests. This means the eagle has made an astonishing 151% increase in their nest numbers across an eight year time period.

Many of Ohio’s state officials are very pleased with the findings of this years survey,

“The bald eagle is a symbol of American strength and resilience,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “The eagle’s comeback in Ohio and across the country proves that we can overcome any challenge when we work together.”

The success story of the bald eagle in Ohio speaks for itself. It was believed in 1979 there were only four nesting pairs of bald eagles in Ohio. 2020 will no doubt be a the best recent opportunity for Ohioans to catch a glimpse of these majestic birds.

Fox also published an interesting story about this on April 24th 2020.

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