Birding Hot Spots

Birding Hot Spots
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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle. © Patricia Velte

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is unquestionably a stately bird. It became the National Emblem of the U. S. in 1782. Benjamin Franklin had wanted the Wild Turkey as the national symbol, but this was one debate he did not win.

Dr. G. M. Sutton, in his book, “Oklahoma Birds” (1967), said that the

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