Jun 19, 2014 7:55 PM by Nikai Salcido
PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer has proclaimed June 20 American Bald Eagle Day in Arizona, part of a national effort to recognize the United States' symbol of freedom and power.
A total of 43 states have signed proclamations to celebrate the day. More than 225 years after the newly-formed United States of America adopted the bald eagle over the turkey as its national symbol, the bald eagle is once again thriving nationally.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department in cooperation with the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee provides oversight of the species in Arizona, where the population has grown 600 percent since the bird was listed as federally endangered in 1978.