Florida’s 1,500 Bald Eagle Nesting Pairs Lay Eggs From December To Early January

By  //  December 12, 2015

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Eaglets hatch after 35 day incubation

While many of us are busy getting ready for the holidays, Florida’s bald eagles are busy for a different kind of reason — nesting season. (MyFWC image)

While many of us are busy getting ready for the holidays, Florida’s bald eagles are busy for a different kind of reason — nesting season. (MyFWC image)

While many of us are busy getting ready for the holidays, Florida’s bald eagles are busy for a different kind of reason — nesting season.

Florida’s approximately 1,500 nesting pairs started building or adding to their impressive nests (usually around 5 feet wide) back in October and typically lay eggs from December to early January.

Eaglets will begin to hatch from the eggs after about 35 days of incubation.

If you happen to see a nest, remember to keep your distance to avoid disturbing the birds. This gives the eagles and their young the best chance at success.

To learn more about bald eagle nesting in Florida, visit the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Facebook page.


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