Bald Eagle Population Exceeds 11,000 Pairs in 2007
Long-term trend for each state available for first time
Having collected the most recent census data from state and federal bald-eagle managers in each of the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia, the Center for Biological Diversity has determined that the 2007 bald eagle population is approximately 11,040 pairs. This is a nearly 1,300-pair increase from the 2006 estimate released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in May 2007. The bald eagle's spectacular return from 417 pairs in 1963 is one of the world's great conservation success stories.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed the bald eagle's status from endangered to threatened in 1995 and is expected to remove it from the threatened list by June 29, 2007.