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A bald eagle nest has been observed for the first time in Toronto, according to the Toronto Conservation Authority.

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A nest of bald eagles, now called bald eagles, has been spotted for the first time in Toronto, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority confirms.

The news surprised amateurs and experts in the region.

The first thing I thought was how impossible it was

A quote from Jules McCusker

It's simply breathtaking, says Jules McCusker, who discovered the nest in December.

Although it is not unusual to see one of these emblematic birds, the presence of a nest does not x27;had never been documented before in the Queen City, confirms the Nature Protection Office.

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The presence of bald eagles in Toronto is important, according to experts, who note that the bird was removed from Ontario's endangered species list in May 2023.

The Conservation Authority recommends that people do not approach the nest if they spot it. Noise can have negative impacts on eagles. Bald eagles are sensitive species, particularly during nesting periods, explains a spokesperson for the organization.

The Canadian government estimates that bald eagles number around 50,000 individuals. Their population has increased by more than 100% since 1970.

The bald eagle population in North America bottomed out in the 1960s, says University of Waterloo environmental planning professor Michael Drescher. At the time, there were only about a hundred nesting pairs left.

The comeback of bald eagles on the North American continent is mainly due to the ban on the use of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, an organic pollutant used as an insecticide until the 1980s to prevent the spread of disease and protect crops.

Bald eagles were laying fragile eggs due to exposure to the pollutant, says Jon Spero, who protects the birds at the Toronto Zoo.

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The bald eagle population has surged in Canada since the 1970s, when certain chemicals were banned.

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It shows that the ecosystem is healthy when bald eagles return.

A quote from Jon Spero, bird protector at the Toronto Zoo

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Jules McCusker's good friend Duke Redbird, an elder from the Ojibwe Nation of Saugeen, Ontario, says the return of the bald eagle to the shores of Ontario is a good omen.

Many indigenous cultures consider the sea eagle sacred, as it is the one that flies the most close to the Creator, explains the Government of Canada on its website.

Our community has always loved the bald eagle for its strength and ability to representing truth and kindness, Duke Redbird said.

With information from CBC

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