I've been asked to post some additional information relative to my earlier
post about the FL FWC Eagle Nest Locator website by Barb Walker of Palm
Harbor. (THANKS for the additional information, Barb).
If someone finds a nest that is not on the FWC website they should take
photos if possible and contact their regional FWC office and request that
FWC biologists come out and VERIFY that it is an active nest. Then they
will issue a temporary nestid number and after it is verified in Dec-Feb
flyovers they will give the nest a permanent id. That nest id number is the
most important thing to accomplish if you find a new nest. You can feel
free to post that too. If possible try to get a GPS estimate too.
A nest was found last April/May in Pembroke Pines. It was the first nest
found there in a century! Another nest was found in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas
County. It was found just in time, days before a public hearing was
scheduled to approve a site plan for a Wal-Mart store which called for the
destruction of the tree.
Finally, if you see a problem with a bald eagle or their territory or if you
see someone harassing a Bald Eagle, the Wildlife Alert Number is
888-404-3922. Last year a female bald eagle was shot while incubating in
Dean K. Jue
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