Bald Eagle is off the endangered list

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SALEM, Ore. – The state Fish and Wildlife Service voted unanimously Friday to take the bald eagle off the endangered species list. Populations have been rebounding – from a low of 65 nesting pairs in Oregon in 1978 to 570 nesting pairs in 2010 – and protections are no longer needed. One of the big factors in the rebound…banning a certain type of pesticide blamed for destroying eggs in the nest.