PGC confirms three dead eagles along Allegheny River

Three bald eagles have been found deceased along the Allegheny River in recent weeks.

That includes one found near Tidioute over the weekend as part of the Allegheny River Cleanup.

There’s not much information available at this stage as much of the diagnostic testing on two of the birds has yet to be completed.

Staff with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who are investigating the deaths, told the Times Observer that the first was called in at least three weeks ago by a kayaker but that the body wasn’t able to be recovered by the PGC for analysis.

A second one washed up on an island along the river with no obvious signs of injuries.

The remains of the eagle were submitted to a PGC health technician who has to first assess the eagle for bird flu before running additional diagnostic testing.

That testing has yet to take place.

The eagle found Friday was also discovered with no obvious injuries and will also be submitted for testing.


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