Soar Like an Eagle

The Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge located in Fairfax County, Virginia, is the first federal refuge established for the endangered bald eagle. The park is on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east. At the time of the refuge's establishment in 1969, the number of nesting bald eagles pairs had plummeted to less than 500 in the lower 48 states. In 2007, the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list due to significant population recovery.