Eagles make comeback at Hawk Mountain

As an amateur birder who waited in vain at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania one late autumn afternoon to see anything of note this is welcome news.

Once near extinction, the American bald eagle is making a major comeback.

Bird-watchers at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Albany Township counted a record number of eagles during this year’s migratory season raptor count, which began Aug.15 and ended Wednesday.

Spotters counted 406 bald eagles, demolishing the former record of 255 in 2008.