Eagles are awesome. The Bald Eagle has been our nation's symbol since 1782. There may have been as many as 20,000 nesting pairs during that time. But, by 1978 numbers had declined dramatically (3,000 nesting pairs) and the federal government added the birds to the endangered species list. The Bald Eagle is one of the best recovery stories though. By 2007, they were not considered endangered anymore, and today there are about 10,000! That is amazing!
Last year I wasn't able to go because I was SUPER pregnant. I was pretty bummed out. So I was not missing out again this year! Besides you can never start your children early enough when it comes to eagle watching. My baby girl's first Eagle Watching Day! I can't wait to drag unwilling teenagers on this epic tradition. It's going to be awesome.
(The little blurry dot in the tree above my baby's head is an eagle.)