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The bald eagle success story

Posted at 4:37 PM on June 28, 2007 by Bill Wareham

We faced a bit of a dilemma in the news meeting today - the removal of the American bald eagle from the Endangered Species List is the culmination of a great story, especially here in Minnesota, which boasts more nesting pairs than any other state. I have stood in amazement watching eagles circle the sky in my St. Paul neighborhood, a sight that would've been utterly incomprehensible not so long ago.

But aside from the technicality of removal from the list - and knowing that NPR would cover that pretty well - there really isn't more to this story than we've covered in detail over the years. So, we'll leave delisting to the network today.

But to mark the day here, I offer you some highlights of our eagle coverage:

Tim Post reports in February about the extension for delisting.
Cara Hetland reports on South Dakota's eagles making a comeback in February.
Mike Edgerly goes eagle-watching in March 2006.
Bob Kelleher reports on eagles coming back from the brink of extinction in June 2004.

This is just a small sampling of stories you'd get by doing a search on "bald eagle" at