Interior Department removes bald eagle from list of threatened species
WASHINGTON George Wallace, a vice president at the American Bird Conservancy, remembers seeing his first bald eagle as a high school student. It was during a trip to Plum Island in Massachusetts. And was it ever a rarity.
"Seeing a bald eagle in the mid '70s was a big deal,'' says Wallace, now chief conservation officer with the conservation organization. "It was something you really looked forward to seeing.''
"Now, to be honest, bald eagles are pretty common.''