Towns With Eagle in Their Names

The bird known as the eagle has made a big comeback in America. Most places where they have been spotted record a large increase in their populations. This is true where least expected, like in New Jersey. The eagle numbers now seem to far exceed the human numbers in this small state. There are 13 eagle towns in the United States. Most of them are small, The town of Eagle in Alaska, for example, is known as a rustic riverboat landing place on the Yukon River with a population of 89.

The Eagle in the State of Wisconsin is virtually a suburb of Milwaukee with a reported population of 1,950 souls. The Eagle in West Virginia reports a big increase in eagle sightings in its county and isn’t even on the map. The town of Eagle in South Dakota is Eagle Butte. It has a population of about 1,400 people, The State of Michigan that reports a huge increase in eagle numbers lists 2 towns with eagles in their names. They are Eagle River and Eagle Lake.

There are 2 fairly large towns called Eagle. One of them has become a suburb of Boise, ID and reports a population near 20,000. The other is a town in Colorado that Ruth & I often go through on I-70 with a population of 7,500. The Eagle Town in Minnesota is Bald Eagle. It has mostly become a suburb of Minneapolis-St.Paul. There is an Eagle in Illinois with a reported population of 1,600. The Eagle in Alabama that reports a huge number of eagles in its area is a tiny town west of Birmingham that isn’t even on maps of Fayette County.

A lot of towns have bird names. There is a town named Osprey in Florida and a Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. Not too far from the Eagle in West Virginia is a town called Bob White.

One of the things that was hard to get used to when Ruth and I first moved to Washington State was the absence of cardinals. We were used to greeting a mating pair of them on our property each spring in Missouri. This big increase in the number of eagles is welcomed news for us. We were used to a big increase in their numbers amid the bluffs above St. Louis each winter.

There are 2 types of eagles that are common birds where they congregate. They are Balds and Goldens. The Goldens are described as fast and agile mammal eating birds. 96% of bald eagles live on fish as adults. I loved seeing and observing eagles when I went to Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands extending westward from Alaska.

I will tell more as I learn it about these birds.


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Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roads-rus

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