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Rodney Stotts walks across the roof of the Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center with one of his hawks. A former drug dealer, he is now a falconer — one of only 30 African-American falconers in the U.S., he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

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Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Pennsylvania, examines the eagle that died from lead poisoning. Kevin Spotts hide caption

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Lead Ammunition Poisons Wildlife But Too Expensive To Change, Hunters Say

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A still image from the American Eagle Foundation shows the eaglet from egg #1, and egg #2 — with the pip, or developing hole in the shell — just beginning to be visible on Saturday. American Eagle Foundation hide caption

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