*With the federal government’s ban on the use of DDT in the United States in 1972, the Bald Eagle has staged a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction. As well, in 1973 the Bald Eagle was added to the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
With increasing populations in the lower 48 states, the Bald Eagle was removed from the list of Threatened and Endangered Species on August 9, 2007. Bald eagles are no longer an endangered species, but bald and golden eagles are still protected under multiple federal laws and regulations. Eagles, their feathers, as well as nest and roost sites are all protected.