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Tracking the Bald Eagle

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Thirteen dead bald eagles were found on the Eastern Shore last weekend. Wildlife advocates are offering a $25,000 reward for information. Yet there is no shortage of bald eagles in the region. Our national bird was once endangered, but there are now more bald eagles on the Chesapeake Bay than there have been since Colonial times. Today we talk with eagle expert Bryan Watts and legendary Virginia conservationist Mitchell Byrd. The pair will fly out over the lower Chesapeake Bay in a prop plane next week, with a former fighter pilot who calls himself Captain Fuzzzo at the helm. It is the three-man team's 25th year scouting for nests together.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Andrea no longer works for On The Record.