Eagle population on the rise in PA

February 4, 2008 10:24:22 AM PST

Just 30 years ago there was only one known pair of nesting eagles in Pennsylvania. The Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center near Saegertown treated one injured bald eagle every couple of years.

But 2007 was a record breaker.

The Tamarack center's director Sue DeArment says five bald eagles were cared for during the last year, evidence that conservation and preservation have helped revive the bird's population.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says in 2007 there were bald eagles nesting in at least 31 of the state's 67 counties.