June 20th is National American Eagle Day.

This day is to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, assist in the recovery of their natural environments and take part in educational outreach.

The Bald Eagle was on the brink of extinction in the United States. The species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species in 1995 and transferred to the List of Threatened Species. In 2007, it was withdrawn from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.

Their nests are the largest nests of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species. The largest recorded eagle’s nest measured 9.5 feet in diameter and 20 feet deep. It weighed nearly three tons.

 

National American Eagle Day is sponsored by The American Eagle Foundation. For more information, visit www.eagles.org.

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