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bald eagle Debate swirls over health of Illinois' bald eagle population

Debate swirls over health of Illinois' bald eagle population
Peoria Journal Star
Posted Jan 21, 2010 @ 11:54 PM
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Register Star staff writer Chris Green contributed to this report.
Debate swirls over health of Illinois' bald eagle population - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star
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There were 470 of them in the 1961 midwinter count, compared with more than 3,000 in 2007 and 2008. Last year, the total dropped to 2,192.
“We don’t know why it went down. We don’t know why they came back,” Ingram says. “Now it’s going down again, and we don’t know why.”

He suspects West Nile virus may play a part, but the bigger issue is...
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