Bald Eagle Management Guidelines & Conservation Measures
Large Construction/Expansion Activities will Disturb Nesting
Bald Eagles: Step 4
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)can be
seen from the project site and that
there is similar activity within 660 feet (200 meters)
of the nest.
Therefore, to avoid disturbing nesting eagles and
their young, it is recommended that you:
(1) maintain a buffer of
at least 660 feet (200 meters) between all your activities
and the nest (including active
and alternate nests),
or if a similar activity is closer than 660 feet, then
maintain a distance buffer at least as far from the nest
as the existing tolerated activity,
(2) within 660 feet (200 meters) of the nest (including active
and alternate nests), restrict all clearing, external
construction, and landscaping activities to outside the
nesting season (i.e., outside the nesting season is from
June through mid-August since the nesting season
in the Southeast is generally from late September through
(3) maintain any established landscape buffers , and
(4) if possible, create additional landscape buffers to
screen the new activity from active
and alternate nests).
- I can implement the recommendations.
If you are able to implement these recommendations,
disturbance of nesting bald eagles is unlikely to occur.
We recommend printing this page, then signing and dating
it for your records.
- I cannot implement the recommendations.
If you cannot adopt the recommendations, we suggest
that you contact your local U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service Office for further assistance
in determining whether your activity may disturb nesting
bald eagles. You can also send an email to the
Regional Office Migratory Birds at SEmigratorybirds@fws.gov or
contact Resee Collins -- 404-679-7051.