Bald eagles stake out territory for themselves and help to keep out golden eagles which prey on unsuspecting island foxes.
This spring has been filled with wonderful successes for nesting bald eagles on the Channel Islands.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife reports “Two Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch Unaided on Catalina Island”
- Catalina Island Conservancy announces “Third Bald Eagle Chick Hatches Naturally on Catalina Island”
- Channel Islands National Park finds bald eagles nesting for the second year on Santa Cruz Island
- You can watch the bald eagle chicks grow up via NestCam as part of the Catalina Island Bald Eagle Restoration Project conducted by the Institute for Wildlife Studies.
- Hear the Latest Bald Eagle News from Dr. Peter Sharpe, Institute for Wildlife Studies when he talks on “Bald Eagle Restoration on the Channel Islands” at Channel Island National Park Wednesday May 9 at 7:00 PM.
Each Channel Island is a delicate ecosystem. Restoring habitat and supporting a healthy bald eagle population is vital to saving the endangered island fox.
Island foxes are presently having their pups out on the islands. Stay tuned for Updates from the Fox Conference in June and come support Friends of the Island Fox at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Fox Festival Saturday May 19th.