Step 4. Determining whether your activity is
likely to disturb nesting bald eagles.
Your activity is: (Check your selection
to document your choice)
You have determined that the bald eagle nest (active or alternate) cannot be seen from the project site and that there is similar activity within 660 feet of the nest.
Therefore, to avoid disturbing nesting eagles and
their young, we recommend that you:
(1) maintain a buffer of at least 330 feet (100 meters) between your activities and the nest (including active and alternate nests), or if a similar activity is closer than 330 feet, then maintain a buffer at least as far from the nest as the existing tolerated activity,
(2) within 660 (200 meters) feet of the nest (including active and alternate nests), restrict any clearing, external construction or landscaping activities to outside the nesting season (outside the nesting season is from August through mid-January since the nesting season in the Southeast is generally from late January through late July), and
(3) maintain established landscape buffers that screen
the activity from the nest.
These recommendations are valid only for the states of Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Once you print a copy of this page
send to appropriate ES Field Station
(for addresses go to http://www.fws.gov/southeast/es/ndxeso.htm)