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Bald Eagles Return to Nesting in Saguaro Cacti For The First Time in Decades

A few years before World War II, an American trader by the name of Kermit Lee discovered something on the lower Verde River in Arizona that needed to be written down. A record from his trading post in 1937 details a large and empty bald eagle's nest, tucked not in a tree, but in the arms of a massive saguaro cactus. For decades, the incredible sighting was completely forgotten, and then in the 1970s, when bald eagles in Arizona reached dangerously low numbers, the historical account was re-discovered. For more than three decades, biologists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) have kept their eyes peeled for one of these peculiar cactus nests, ultimately to no avail.  Read more....

 

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