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The Pennsylvania Game Commissions Bureau Of Wildlife Management has announced some exciting news for all birders and actually all Americans!

The bureau is recommending that the bald eagle be upgraded from "threatened" to "protected" in it's statewide status.

The bald eagle has made a steady and some say remarkable comeback over the years.

Doug Gross, a biologist with the bureau's Endangered and Nongame Birds section, says that 266 nesting pairs have been confirmed statewide for 2013.  Last year, there were 237 nesting pairs.  

The proposal will go before the Game Commission next month.

The bald eagle is the national bird and the national animal of the United States.  

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