(State of Indiana) - In Indiana, the bald eagle has finally shed its endangered species status.
Efforts to return the bald eagle to the Hoosier State date back to the 80s. By 2008, the national bird was removed from the state's endangered list, but it was still considered a special concern species. That designation has just been lifted.
Currently, biologists estimate about 300 nesting pairs across 84 Indiana counties. In the last five years, at least one bald eagle nest has been documented in 88 of Indiana's 92 counties.
Though no longer considered endangered, the bald eagle is still a protected species.