- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - State wildlife officials say a record number of bald eagle nests were documented in Nebraska last year.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says 118 active bald eagle nests were found in the state in 2015 - the most since the raptor was listed on federal and state endangered species lists. The 2015 number is more than twice the number of nests recorded in 2007, when just 54 were found.

In 2014, officials recorded 111 active bald eagle nests.

The commission’s nongame bird program manager, Joel Jorgensen, says based on 2015’s documentation, it’s “reasonable to conclude the number of active nests in Nebraska exceeded 125” last year.

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