Great post about the Eagles of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Jack Elliott's Santa Barbara Adventure

bald eagleIn 2010, thanks to restoration efforts and years of hard work and patience by conservationists, a record 15 bald eaglets hatched on the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. This milestone event included two chicks on Santa Rosa Island which was the first time in 60 years this was known to have happened.

Last year 14 chicks hatched on the islands including the first eaglet born on Anacapa Island in 63 years.

For 2012, the breeding season on the Santa Barbara Channel Islands is proceeding as follows:

Two Harbors nest on Catalina Island: Feb. 19: Laid first egg, Feb. 22: Laid second egg

West End nest on Catalina: Feb. 18: Laid first egg, Feb. 22: Laid second egg, Feb. 26: Laid third egg

Sauces nest on Santa Cruz Island: March 2: First egg laid, March 6: Second egg laid

Pelican Harbor nest on Santa Cruz Island: March 6: First Egg Laid

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