Bald Eagle Population Up in PA, Including One Nest in Philly

If you hear majestic screeching and notice a lowering of the fish population in the area, don’t worry—that’s just the bald eagles. Since the state game commission enacted a bald eagle reintroduction program seven years ago, populations for America’s favorite bird have soared in the sate. Up to at least 252 nests at this point, bald eagles are popping up everywhere—even in Philly, where there hasn’t been a bald nesting in about two-hundred years. There is currently a nest at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Delaware County, what Refuge manager Gary Stolz calls “the most urban wildlife refuge in the country.” We’ve officially gone America all over everybody’s ass. Charlie would be proud: