$10,000 Reward Offered For Information About 13 Dead Bald Eagles


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One of the dead eagles … photo from Maryland DNR

Maryland DNR is looking for information about thirteen dead bald eagles found recently on a Caroline County farm.  “Please help us solve a mystery. Thirteen dead bald eagles were found Saturday on a farm and in a woods in Federalsburg. It is the largest concentration of dead bald eagles in Maryland in three decades. The investigation is a joint effort with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. There’s a $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to the resolution of this incident. Please call 410-260-8888 or 800-635-6124 if you have a tip that can help us. And please share this with friends, family and neighbors. Thanks. ”  

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This is the largest amount of dead bald eagles Maryland has had in over 30 years.  The last was in 1980 and involved 8 birds.  Federal authorities and a group of nonprofit organizations are offering the reward.  The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust offered a reward of up to $5,000. The Phoenix Wildlife Center Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation center for raptors, songbirds and small mammals, and federal wildlife authorities are each offering $2,500.  All of the birds found are being tested for a cause of death.

Fish On!!

Rich King


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