In 1973, the state’s natural resources department was able to find just 108 breeding pairs in the state.
Today, Wisconsin’s population of bald eagles is soaring, and state officials said this week that eagles are occupying nests in nearly every county of the state.
This year’s eagle population is expected set a record — more than 1,337 pairs.
Populations of osprey, another fish-eating bird of prey, also have been on the rise.
(READ the story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
RELATED: Bald Eagle Soars Off Endangered List: 11,000 Pairs From Only 417 (2007)