Scavenging bald eagles face threat from vehicles in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. Bald eagles that soar majestically through Michigan skies are finding danger on the ground even after recovering from the brink of extinction. Bald eagles are scavengers, and road kill is a favorite form of food for them because they are sitting on the road, Roberson said. Fish and Wildlife Service, examined the deaths of 1,490 bald eagles. In 2007, bald eagles were removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Experts say Michigan is home to an estimated 2,500 bald eagles, including more than 500 young eagles that arent of breeding age.
Study looks at decades of bald eagle deaths in Michigan
DETROIT A study of more than 30 years of data on bald eagles in Michigan shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. James Sikarskie, a retired professor from Michigan State Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine, was a co-author of the study. Lead poisoning causes damage to the liver and kidneys, and the treatment to draw the toxin out, chelation, is also traumatic on them.Michigan officials said they encourage non-lead ammunition. DNR spokesman Ed Golder said its a hunter preference partly because non-lead ammunition is more expensive.
Visitors invited to see thriving home of Bald Eagles in Monroe
Visitors invited to see thriving home of Bald Eagles in MonroePublished: January 25, 2020, 6:32 pmFor the 10th year, DTE Energy and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service opened its gates to the lucky few whose names were chosen from thousands of applicants.