The bald eagle -- a majestic, white-headed bird which has always been considered sacred to Native American tribes and the United States -- unfortunately reached an all-time low of 417 nesting pairs in 1963. But after decades of protection and placement of the eagle on the endangered species list, there are now more than 300,000 individual eagles. Martha Williams, deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, terms this as “one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of all time.” And like her, we all hope that all Americans will now get a chance to see a bald eagle in flight.

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