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Shooter sought in Eagle Death

This is a follow-up to the story posted on January 16, 2008

From the Bradenton Herald (Florida)
January 17, 2008

EAST MANATEE (Florida) --The body of a female bald eagle was driven to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab Wednesday as outrage grew against the person who would shot into the protected nest of America's national bird.

According to Fish and Wildlife Special Agent Janet Rider, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act provides for an award of up to $1,000 for anyone with information that leads to a conviction.

Lynda White, coordinator of the Audubon of Florida Eagle Watch program, said the organization is nonprofit and cannot offer any additional funds for an award.

Several readers of the Bradenton Herald have indicated they would contribute to an award fund.

How to help

Anyone with information about the death of the bald eagle can contact Special Agent Janet Rider, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office, at (352) 429-1037, ext. 308.

To contribute to an award fund, contact Lynda White, with the Audubon of Florida Eagle Watch program, at (407) 644-0190.

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Seafood Co. Gives Fish, $11,000 to Eagle Rehab

Article published on Wednesday, Jan 16th, 2008
Kodiak Daily Mirror Writer

When 50 bald eagles dived into the back of an Ocean Beauty Seafoods truck preparing to transport a load of fish guts, they did so with dinner on their minds.

Now, officials with Ocean Beauty plan on providing that.

On Tuesday, company officials called the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage where 29 eagles are being treated after their ill-fated plunge, and offered to help feed the birds.

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Eagle Found Shot, Dead in Nest

From the Bradenton Herald, Florida

January 16, 2008

A nesting eagle was shot and killed over the weekend, outraging members of the Audubon Eagle Watch Program in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The nest, on Lena Road off State Road 64, is normally monitored by birdwatchers.

"As soon as I looked in the nest, I knew something was wrong. Both adults were in the nest. One was laying across the nest with its beak in the twigs. Something just didn't look right," said Tony Brown, 51, of Parrish, who has been watching the nest since October.

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One Eagle Dies at Recovery Center

Additional bird taken to Anchorage after collision with vehicle
Article published on Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2008
Kodiak Daily Mirror Writer

Since Friday, national radio stations and newspapers have turned an eagle eye to Kodiak after what some U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are calling the worst Kodiak bird disaster since the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Another life was claimed when an eagle died overnight Monday at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage.

“He had not been responding well and was kind of depressed,” said Marry Bethe Wright, a volunteer at the bird center. “We were monitoring him very closely. People were here all night and checking on him every couple of hours.”

BTLC volunteers continue to fight to save the rest of the eagles.

“Everyone else seems to be up and very alert,” Wright said. “The ones that have been washed are looking good.”

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Eagles Recovering After Plunge in Fish Guts

20 birds die from dousing
Article published on Monday, Jan 14th, 2008
Kodiak Daily Mirror Writer

Gary Wheeler from the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Center said today that 17 of the bald eagles that survived an ill-fated dive into the back of an Ocean Beauty Seafoods fish waste truck were flown to the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage.

The remaining 13 of the 50 eagles that dived into the truck on Friday are to be flown to Anchorage later today. Twenty eagles died.


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