Gov. Scott Proclaims Today American Bald Eagle Day, Among Greatest Conservation Success Stories
By Space Coast Daily // June 20, 2017
FLORIDA HAS About EAGLE 1,500 nests
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION – Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed Tuesday American Bald Eagle Day as the Sunshine State is home to one of the largest bald eagle populations in the lower 48 states, making eagles one of our state’s greatest conservation success stories.
From only 88 active eagle nests in 1973 to about 1,500 nests today, we have come a long way with eagle conservation.
As we near the end of their nesting season, you may catch sight of a fledgling flying near its nest.
Check out the links below for eagle watching etiquette tips and more information:
• Eagle watching etiquette: http://bit.ly/2sAEHvC
• Locate an eagle nest in Florida: http://bit.ly/2siZdhf
This year we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Florida’s wildlife management areas, which often provide habitats for bald eagles: http://bit.ly/2rnGi3W
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