Eagles Imperiled in Virginia

The Wildlife Center of Virginia sees 30 to 40 injured eagles each year. Two-thirds have some degree of lead poisoning. (Credit: Wildlife Center of Virginia

Forty years ago, bald eagles were endangered in this country due to lost habitat, illegal shooting and contamination of their food.  Today, the national bird has made a comeback with more than 10,000 breeding pairs in the lower 48 states.

But here in Virginia, experts say one threat remains, and they’re hoping the problem can be fixed as Sandy Hausman reports.

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