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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

A pair of bald eagles have been nesting at Berry College since 2012. You can very easily visit and see them because, despite being a species that normally is disturbed by human disturbance these birds picked a particularly conspicuous spot - a tall pine near a busy gym building and parking lot. As you can imagine, easy access to the spot and the relatively rare occurrence of nesting eagles in the state of Georgia have made these a popular spectacle for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers alike. Between nesting cycles, Georgia DNR and Berry College and the local power company have installed eagle cams so that people can watch this pair remotely and without disturbing them. Here's a link to the eagle cam: http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/ (Warning! It can be addictive!)

Habitat:

Look for Bald Eagles near lakes, reservoirs, rivers, marshes, and coasts. For a chance to see large Bald Eagle congregations, check out wildlife refuges or large bodies of water in winter over much of the continent, or fish processing plants and dumpsters year-round in coastal Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Notes:

Spotted on the campus of Berry College in Rome, GA

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2 Comments

QWMom
QWMom 5 years ago

Hi Hema - I totally understand your concern! The Berry College web page actually gives directions so I'm assuming it's okay. They have an area closed off to foot traffic, but you can easily see the eagles sitting in your car in the parking lot which remains open to the public.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Hi Qw,
i am assuming that this is a sensitive spotting. Where nests are concerned i usually do not reveal their location. You might want to consult another ranger regarding this.
Thank you for understanding.

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.26, Long: -85.16

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Feb 4, 2014

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