Extension Special Series No. 27E
The American bald eagle is our national emblem. It was selected for that status because of the spirit of freedom and independence it symbolizes. Yet this magnificent bird is in trouble. Our national symbol is an endangered species. Thus. there should be patriotic as well as ecological concern for the well-being of this majestic species.
South Dakota State University
Ratti, John T. and Service, Cooperative Extension, "Bald Eagle" (1979). SDSU Extension Special Series. 115.