In the 1980’s Indiana wildlife officials imported 73 eagle chicks to raise in artificial nests at Lake Monroe, for eventual release into the wild.
The goal was five nesting pairs by 2000. Instead, there were 24 pairs by that time; since 2000, that number has almost tripled. (AP )
Today more than 200 eagles reside in Indiana, a number not seen in more than 100 years. The population in the nation overall is likewise booming, as Roger Marion reported here in March.