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Monday, May 28, 2018

Stop for eagles

Michigan DNR asking drivers to watch out for bald eagles
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources  are warning Michigan drivers to use caution this holiday travel season and keep an eye out for eagles.

Bald eagles have been seen more frequently along roadways and as a result, the mortality rate due to vehicular trauma has gone up in the last six years. The DNRE says eagles are feeding on road kill, so drivers should slow down when they see a dead animal alongside the road in case a bald eagle is nearby. Eagles don't recognize cars as predators or how fast they move.

The recovery of bald and golden eagles is a conservation success story. Forty years ago, the bald eagle, our national symbol was in danger of extinction throughout most of its range Habitat destruction and degradation, illegal shooting, and the contamination of its food source, largely as a consequence of  DDT, decimated the eagle population. Habitat protection afforded by the Endangered Species Act, the federal government’s banning of DDT, and conservation actions taken by the American public have helped Bald Eagles make a remarkable recovery. Information about eagle management is available on the Eagle Management webpage.

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