Today Bird TLC celebrated Save the Eagles Day. Our Education Eagles and their highly experienced eagle presenters were available for the public to see these magnificent birds up close and to ask any questions they would like about them.
Hal, the oldest of the eagles at Bird TLC, showed off why these iconic birds are admired. At 25, Hal is one of the oldest known eagles in Alaska. Though eagles have never been endangered of extinction in Alaska, they were not protected by law until the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act were passed and enforced.
Golden Eagles like Denali are protected by these same laws. Denali is the only Golden Eagle in Bird TLC's Education Program and is very vocal about protecting what is his.
Petra is the largest of the eagles at Bird TLC and the loudest. Her and Hal got everyone's attention when they called back and forth for a few minutes.
Those who attended got to see why we still need a Save the Eagles Day. Even though bald eagles came off of the Endangered Species list in 2007, it wasn't that long ago, 1961, there were only 471 mating pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48.
Thanks to all that came and thanks for wanting to save and protect our eagles.