Bald Eagle Sightings More Common In Hancock County

6/22/18 – 7:43 A.M.

You’ve got a better chance of seeing a bald eagle in Findlay than you would have 30 years ago. Meredith Gilbert is with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and says there are five or six bald eagle nests in our area. Gilbert says in 1979 there were only four bald eagle nests in the entire state.

The outlawing of the pesticide DDT has helped bring the bird back from the brink. The chemical made eagle’s eggs brittle and caused them to break. They were on the endangered species list from 1973 to 2007.

The bald eagle is still under federal protection. That means you can’t disturb the birds, their nests, or collect their feathers.

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