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Bald eagle presentation scheduled in Barker

BARKER - A veteran wildlife technician will discuss how the American bald eagle was saved from extinction during a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 2 in Barker Central High School, 1628 Quaker Road.

Mike Allen, who retired from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, will talk about the resurgence of the eagle from a low point in 1960 when there was only one confirmed eagle nest in New York State. Today, there are nearly 300 known nesting pairs of eagles in the state.

The program is being sponsored by Save Ontario Shores, the citizens' group opposed to the proposed construction of wind turbines in the towns of Somerset and Yates. One of the arguments used by the group against the Lighthouse Wind project is that the spinning turbines might kill migratory birds and federally protected raptors, such as the bald eagle.

 

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