According to the Cornel Lab of Ornithology, the Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of America since 1782. At one point these impressive birds were endangered by hunting and pesticides, but now maintain a conservation status Species of Least Concern due to protection.
I was thrilled to see Bald Eagles on a daily basis on our sailing trips in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, but there are still habitat issues. A bald eagle nest can weigh up to two tons and requires a very strong, preferably old growth tree to support it. Logging continues to threaten eagle nesting sites.
Meet Ann Nunziata during Open Studios Napa Valley, studio #33, 625 Randolph Street, Downtown Napa
Saturday 10-5pm; Sunday 11-5pm.