Eagle-nest protection helps species soar in Ariz.

Sunday, August 23 2009 @ 04:50 PM EDT

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by Shaun McKinnon - Aug. 10, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

Arizona's threatened bald- eagle population grew by near-record numbers during the 2009 nesting season but only under tightly controlled conditions that separate birds from most human contact.

By early August, 47 eaglets had taken flight for the first time, the second-highest number to reach the milestone, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.


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