Pennsylvania Game News - August 2018 - 46

Larry Slonski

Riley Walsh and Carol Holmgren of the Tamarack
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center release a
rehabilitated bald eagle onto State Game Lands 214.

Pymatuning Reservoir.
Game Commission tree climbers
would help complete the eaglet's journey
to a new nest.
Biologist Tim Hoppe had scouted the
new nest and determined that the two
eaglets within it were about the same age
as the eaglet they hoped to introduce,
which would allow them to compete on
even footing for food in the nest.
Early on the morning of May 23,
Hoppe ascended the large maple tree
and pulled up the eaglet, which had been
wrapped in a blanket and carefully placed
in a heavy-duty backpack tied to a rope.
Hoppe introduced the eaglet to its new
siblings. The entire process took mere
minutes, minimizing the stress endured

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by all eagles involved.
For the once-grounded eaglet, it was a
relatively quick return to the wild.
The adult bald eagle released May 21
on State Game Lands 214 had a longer
road to recovery.
That eagle was found June 19, 2017 by
several kayakers on the Connoquenessing
Creek, near Evans City. It had fallen out
of its nest and was not healthy enough to
be returned.
Game Warden Randy Pilarcik took
the eaglet to the Tamarack Wildlife
Rehabilitation and Education Center,
where Holmgren determined it had a
bacterial infection and several deformed
and damaged feathers.
After 49 weeks of care and treatment,
the yearling female eagle was released
near Pymatuning Reservoir.
In Pennsylvania, the bald eagle is
protected under the Game and Wildlife
Code, as well as the federal Bald and
Golden Eagle Protection Act and the
Migratory Bird Protection Treaty Act.
As recently as 1983, there were as few
as three nesting pairs of bald eagles
statewide, all of them located in Crawford
County. Today, Pennsylvania has nearly
300 nesting pairs.
Bald eagle recovery was fueled by
the Game Commission's reintroduction
program, which ran from 1983 to 1989.

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