In 1967, the now-banned chemical DDT had softened the eggs of bald eagles so dra
In 1967, the now-banned chemical DDT had softened the eggs of bald eagles so drastically that there were only 21 nesting pairs in the state. Bill Moulton's family owned a farm in Pittston and Nahumkeag Island in the Kennebec River, and he saw many eagles as a youth. He adopted the recommendations of Charlie Todd, wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, who started working to restore the eagles in 1976. In 2001, a pair of nesting eagles returned to the Moulton land. Today there are some 450 nesting pairs in the state, with a goal of having 600 by 2019.
Eagles, Maine Dept Of Inland Fisheries And Wildlife
Genthner, Cathy, "In 1967, the now-banned chemical DDT had softened the eggs of bald eagles so dra" (2008). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 1467.
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