Bald Eagle

A bald eagle has been released into the wild four months after undergoing surgery for a shattered leg bone.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the 3-year-old eagle was released at Horseshoe Reservoir northeast of Phoenix.

According to the department, the bird somehow shattered its left femur and was found in February on the ground at a Queen Creek dairy. A Liberty Wildlife medical team used a metal rod and screws to repair the damaged leg.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it is launching a new "eagle cam" next month so wildlife watchers can safely follow the nesting season of bald eagles.


Federal authorities are offering a reward for information regarding two eagles who were shot — one fatally — on the Navajo Nation.

Lake Mead NRA Public Affairs

National Park Service officials recently counted 137 bald eagles and five golden eagles at Lake Mead — the highest number in the area east of Las Vegas in five years and above the 10-year average.

Bruce Taubert

State officials say Arizona's population of bald eagles is doing well.

The Game and Fish Department's annual survey reports an increasing number of breeding areas statewide, with a record 82 young hatched during the 2017 breeding season, up from the previous high of 79 in 2016.