- Northern Ireland residents being asked to report sightings of a White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). The bird is rare to the area; it's found in western Scotland and is thought to have been blown off course by severe weather over Christmas. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds fears that it may feed off of illegally-poisoned carrion used to kill foxes and vermin. If you happen to spot the bird, please contact them.
- Christmas bird count at Glacier National Park in Montana records promising number of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). With 16 reported, it's the most since the mid 1980s. Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) also showed higher-than-normal numbers. In all, the park reported a near-high count of 37 species, with a total of 592 individual birds.
- Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus provides brief excitement for residents at Martin's Lake in Robertson County, Kentucky. "I have never seen an eagle before and this is just wonderful," said resident Larry Beckett.