"Seriously threatened in the early 1970s, Bald Eagles numbered as few as 500 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states. But with the banning of DDT, their numbers have rebounded to an estimated 5,000 nesting pairs. About 70,000 Bald Eagles now call North America home. The Upper Mississippi River valley where I live is a hotbed for eagle activity, Bald and Golden eagles alike. The birds mate for life, and I am especially lucky to have a nesting pair five minutes from my home".
© Catherine Hubert-Markos