13 bald eagles found dead in Maryland; $10,000 reward for info

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Thirteen bald eagles were found dead on a farm and in the woods in Federalsburg. Maryland Natural Resources Police say that his is the largest concentration of dead bald eagles found in Maryland in three decades.

“My first thought was they had been shot, but then I realized with how close they were together, I realized that was not a probability,” Robert Edgell told WJLA.  The farm where the birds were found has been in Edgell’s family for over 100 years.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the incident that leads to a resolution.

They are requesting the public’s help and ask that you contact authorities at 410-260-8888 or 800-635-6124 if you can help.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the birds will be taken to the wildlife forensics laboratory to determine the cause of death.