The first pair of bald eagle chicks has arrived in Vermont as part of a program to revive the bird’s population in the state. The birds will spend the weekend at an aviary in Sheldon before moving to their new home at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison on Monday.
The birds will be placed in open air containers placed on top of 20-foot poles near Dead Creek. They’ll be given nests, and will be monitored and fed until they are able to hunt on their own.
Vermont is the only state in the continental United States that does not have a breeding population of bald eagles. They were wiped in the 1950s by the pesticide DDT.