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The Incredible Survival Story Of The Bald Eagle

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Renee Bright
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KUER

The bald eagle is the quintessential symbol of America. But our relationship with this majestic bird has been fraught, pushing it to the brink of extinction — twice.

In a new book, Jack E. Davis delivers a comprehensive history of the bald eagle. Here are a few facts to wet your beak: bald eagles are monogamous; they can easily discern a white rabbit in the snow, a mile away; they’re also not actually our national bird; and some people used to justify killing bald eagles by claiming eagles killed livestock and actually flew off with stolen animals. Which is not possible.

Join us this Friday at noon and Saturday at 11 a.m. for a conversation about this remarkable species.

Jack E. Davis’s book is “The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird” [Amazon|Bookshop].