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Bald eagles have been spotted nesting in the arms of a saguaro for the first time since 1937.

For eight decades, biologists have speculated that bald eagles build their nests in large saguaros. This week, the Arizona Game & Fish Department announced the discovery of the first bald eagle nest in a saguaro since before World War II. Read more»

Kenneth Jacobson, who’s the bald eagle management coordinator with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, trains a telescope on a bald eagle nest. He says there’s been 'significant growth' in Arizona’s bald eagle population since 1978 when there were only 11 breeding pairs in the state.

Across Arizona, humans are keeping a sharp eye on bald eagle nests that are close to areas with high recreational traffic. Read more»

Windmills outside Palm Springs, Calif.

During an April 2 speech, President Trump once again attacked wind power, falsely claiming that noise from turbines causes cancer and that turbines sink property values by 75 percent. Read more»

The remarkable comeback of bald eagles from the brink of extinction 50 years ago led to them being taken off the endangered species list. Environmentalists claim Sonoran Desert bald eagles still deserve special protection, but a court has disagreed.

A federal court has rejected a bid to declare the Sonoran Desert bald eagle an endangered species, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly when it determined the birds were no different than other bald eagles. Read more»

Jean Marie Spilker, right, and Lisa Helgren keep an eye on a bald eagle next near Apache Junction as part of the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program.

The bald eagle is no longer endangered, but government, private and tribal groups are keeping alive the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, which is marking 35 years of keeping an eye on nests around the state. Read more»

A young bald eagle sits in a man-made nest created by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to lure a breeding pair away from a diseased nest.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department created two artificial eagle nests along the Verde River to replace an old nest in an effort to help baby eagles survive. Although this is not a permanent solution, it has allowed two nestlings to be raised to fledglings this year. Read more»

A bald eagle takes flight over Lake Roosevelt near Arizona’s Superstition Mountain Wilderness in this January photo.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed bald eagles in the Sonoran Desert from the list of endangered and threatened species Friday. The long-expected move came a day after the state reported record numbers of bald eagle eggs laid, breeding areas occupied and eaglets taking flight. Read more»