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 similar activity is present within 660 feet 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
August through mid-January since the nesting season in
the Southeast is generally from late January through
(3) maintain any established landscape buffers, and
(4) if possible, create additional landscape buffers to
screen the new activity from the nest.
Yes - 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.
No - 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.