FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Environmentalists say Bald Eagles are making a comeback in the Hoosier state.
It's been nearly 100 years since Bald Eagles called Indiana home. In the early 1900s, the population almost went extinct due to a loss of habitat and the use of industrial pesticides, which caused a weakening of their eggs and increased death among eaglets.
However, thanks to laws protecting the bald eagle and new environmental regulations, biologists say the eagles are back in Indiana, especially near the Wabash River where fish are their main source of food.
It's likely you'll spot an eagle this time of year and throughout the springtime, as the eggs are expected to hatch in the next few weeks.