Ecological Services
Southeast Region


Bald Eagle Management Guidelines & Conservation Measures

Determining Whether Flying Aircraft will Disturb Nesting Bald Eagles

Step 1. Your activity is flying helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.

Step 2. Will your activity occur during the breeding season? (Select your choice to document your choice when you print this page)

    No, then no conservation measures are needed to avoid disturbing nesting eagles.

    Yes, then proceed to Step 3, below.

Step 3. Determining whether your activity is likely to disturb nesting bald eagles.
To avoid disturbing the eagles and their young, we recommend that you:

    avoid operating aircraft within 1000 feet (305 meters) of the nest, except where eagles have demonstrated tolerance for such activity.

Determination (mark your selection)

      - I can implement this recommendation.

        If you are able to implement this recommendation, 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 recommendation.

        If you cannot adopt the recommendation then your activity may disturb nesting bald eagles, please contact Migratory Birds, 404-679-7070 for further guidance.


    Date: _____________________________________

    These recommendations are valid only for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.



Last updated: June 28, 2007

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