The Bald Eagle is back!
Carolyn Jones writes in the SF Chronicle:
Bald eagles, nearly extinct in the 1970s due to pesticides disrupting their reproductive cycle, have slowly rebounded to population levels not seen in a century. In 1963, there were 417 nesting pairs in the United States. Now there are more than 10,000 - enough to warrant removal from the federal endangered species list in 2007.