Bald eagles

Indiana is home to such a large bald eagle population the state Natural Resources Commission recently removed the birds’ designation as a state species of special concern.

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Bald eagles have been removed from Indiana’s list of species deemed endangered or of special concern thanks to the bird’s successful comeback in the state following reintroduction efforts in the 1980s.

The majestic raptors had all but vanished in Indiana by the late 20th century due to habitat loss, pesticide use and other factors, with the last bald eagle nest recorded in the state in 1897.

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