Bald Eagle

Fewer Bald Eagles Hatched In Arizona In 2019

Oct 1, 2019

State wildlife officials say fewer bald eagles have been born in Arizona this year despite a record number of breeding areas for the 2019 season.

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.