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13 Eagles found dead in Federalsburg, Maryland

I was horrified to read that 13 eagles were found dead on a farm in Federalsburg, Maryland on Monday, February 22nd. The farm is in southern Caroline County, 2 hours east of Washington, D.C., close to the Idlywild Natural Area where the eagles nest.


Image Credit: lightrae,

Federalsburg is 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. Signs are indicated by proximity. If the eagles were found in Idaho, it would have a different meaning. Also, notice the word “Federal” in the town, Federalsburg, and the reference to our federal government.

Three of the bald eagles were full-grown, with white heads and brown bodies. Two were close to maturity. And, the remaining eagles were immature.

Candy Thomson, spokesperson for Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police stated:

This is a big deal. It’s not only the number of eagles. It’s the fact that eagles are beloved. People have pride in the fact that we brought eagles back… This area where the eagles died is wonderful eagle habitat.

It’s been 30 years since they’ve had a similar incident. The more unusual an event, the more likely it is a sign, and an important message. Read more