A story of recovery
A timeline tracking the bald eagle's history, from its brush with extinction to its recovery.
• Pre-1776: The number of bald eagles in North America is believed to total more than 250,000; they inhabit virtually ever large river, lake or estuary region on the continent.
• 1782: The Continental Congress puts the bald eagle onto the Great Seal of the United States, making it the country's official symbol.
• 1850-1900: With the population's ...
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