Migratory Bird Program Regional Office Atlanta, GA
Conserving the Nature of America - Southeast Region
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Helicopter and Fixed-wing Aircraft Activity

Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act

Step 3. Will your activity occur during the breeding season?


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Regional Office
1875 Century Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30345

E.J. Williiams
Chief, Migratory Bird Program



Program Overiew
(2011 Fact Sheet)













Your activity is flying helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft near nesting bald eagles during the breeding season (Oct 1- May 15).
Therefore, to avoid disturbing nesting eagles and their young, it is recommended that you: avoid operating aircraft within 1000 feet (305 meters) of the nest, except where eagles have demonstrated tolerance for such activity.


  • Yes  - I can meet these guidelines. I don't think my project will disturb eagles and I do not wish to apply for a permit at this time.

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Last Updated: November 29, 2012