The majestic bald eagle continues to thrive in Connecticut.

It was the widespread use of the pesticide DDT that caused the massive declines in the bald eagle populations across the country. Connecticut banned DDT in 1969 with the entire United States following suit in 1970 according to the DEEP  Wildlife Division.

In 1992, the bald eagle began making its slow-but-sure Connecticut comeback and by 2009, 19 nesting locations called territories were located producing 31 chicks. In 2014, 42 nests were located and then in 2019, the bald eagle soared up to 64 nests located.

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The American Bald Eagle is a symbol of our nation's pride and it's absolutely fascinating to observe the bald eagle in flight. During the winter months, bald eagles congregate along the lower Connecticut River and Connecticut Audubon organizes guided tours three days a week.

Don't miss a chance to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Contact Connecticut Audubon at to find out about booking one of their eagle tours.

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