Preserving America's National Bird In California, One Threatened Eagle Family At A Time

Jun 8, 2018

Around seven bald eagle couples call the area around Oroville Dam home. The nest of the pair pictured was removed during the rebuild after the spillway nearly failed in 2017.
Credit Ken James/California Department of Water Resources

Half-a-century ago, there were only 30 pairs of bald eagles mating in California.  Today, that populaiton has jumped, thanks to a nationwide effort.  But it still isn't easy.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports on the lengths wildlife experts go to save America's national bird.