It is that time of year again when Lauren Dinan and I are out and about checking Bald Eagle nests to determine the number of active nests in the state. We’ve grown accustomed to the number of active Bald Eagle across the state breaking records. In 2016, we tallied 118 active nests, breaking the previous year’s record of 111 active nests set just a year earlier.
At the present time, we’ve surveyed 85 nests and found about 60 of them to be active (an eagle is sitting on the nest and appears to be incubating eggs). Nine of the sixty active nests have been “new” this year. As always, we welcome your help in determining whether the 2016 tally will be another record. If you’ve noticed a new Bald Eagle nest in your area, please do not hesitate dropping Lauren Dinan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com) a note. Odds are decent we may already know about the nest, but sometimes we don’t. So, please send us an email.
Remember, Bald and Golden Eagles are federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Harassing these birds during the nesting season may be a violation of federal law, so please watch them from a distance. Thanks!