LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The bird of the week this week is the Bald Eagle.
The national bird of the United States, but it was almost wiped out. According to the National Geographic, hunting and the pesticide DDT made the numbers dwindle significantly. When DDT was restricted in 1972, the eagle's numbers bounced back.
Read more about this bird on National Geographic: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/bald-eagle/