Virginia Field Office
Northeast Region
Endangered Species: Project Reviews in Virginia Project Review Steps

Step 6 - Bald Eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The bald eagle nesting (breeding) season in Virginia is from December 15 through July 15.

To determine if your project may disturb bald eagles visit:

The Center for Conservation Biology VaEagles Nest Locator provides the locations of active bald eagle nests in Virginia.

The Center for Conservation Biology mapping portal provides the national eagle roost registry:

If your project does not disturb bald eagles, document it for your records but do not submit any documentation to the Virginia Field Office.

If your project may disturb bald eagles, contact Tom Wittig, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region Eagle Coordinator, at 413-253-8577 or for additional assistance.

Continue to Step 7a.


Step 1 - Action Area
Step 2 - Official Species List
Step 3 - State Coordination
Step 4 - Suitable Habitat
Step 5 - Critical Habitat
Step 6 - Bald Eagles
Step 7a - Determinations
Step 7b - NLEB Determinations
Step 8 - Project Review Package

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Last updated: April 3, 2019