Monday, November 17, 2008

Report nesting eagles

Georgians who spot nesting bald eagles can report the sightings.

The Wildlife Resources Division monitors known eagle nests and works with landowners to help protect them. Georgia’s nesting eagle population has been increasing, with new nesting territories established each year. Bald eagles return to these territories in late summer or early fall and usually have eggs by December. The eggs hatch about a month after being laid and the young leave the nest about 12 weeks later, typically in late March or April.

Information that might indicate the presence of nesting eagles can be forwarded to the Wildlife Resources Division by filling out a form available on their website.

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