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NH tops one-day record for bald eagle sightings

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire wildlife officials say the state's bald eagle population has almost fully recovered from the lows of the 1970s.

The Concord Monitor reports that volunteers with New Hampshire Audubon counted 67 eagles in one day during a January count, the highest one-day total in the event's 30-year history. Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15, volunteers counted 83 birds, one shy of the state record for the annual two-week watch.

Bald eagles were removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007. In 2008, New Hampshire Fish and Game upgraded the bird's status from endangered to threatened.

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