Advocates: Bald eagles being poisoned by ingesting lead

In this Jan. 28, 2016, photo, a bald eagle soars over the Haw River below Jordan Lake in Moncure, N.C. Before 1982, North Carolina had no known nesting pairs of bald eagles. Currently it is estimated that up a dozen or more nesting pairs are located around the Jordan Lake area with 200-250 nesting pairs statewide. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters.

New York biologists have documented an increase in bald eagle deaths from lead as the state’s eagle population has rebounded to record numbers.

Some advocates calling for hunters to switch to copper or steel ammo or to remove or cover the carcasses of animals they kill.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s