Helicopter and Fixed-wing Aircraft Activity
Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act
Step 3. Will your activity occur during the breeding season?
Chief, Migratory Bird Program
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.
No - I cannot meet these guidelines.
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