Do you know of a Bald Eagle Nest? We are interested in keeping record of all breeding eagles in our state. We ask that you report nests that are unknown to us so that we may add it to our database and include it in our future surveys. To report- follow the instructions:
1) CHECK IF YOUR NEST IS ALREADY IN OUR DATABASE
Below is a map created by the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership showing nests that are actively monitored through our Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Program.
Inquiries concerning regulatory issues related to Bald Eagle nests should be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Permit Office, (413) 253-8643. To report a wildlife crime against a Bald Eagle, call 1-844-FWS-TIPS (1-844-397-8477).
If the nest you want to report is NOT on the map above, you will need the coordinates of the nest location.
Not sure how to get coordinates? Zoom in on the closest location using the map above. You can then switch to satellite imagery by clicking on the bottom-left corner icon to find the exact location of the nest. Once you've found it, click the "View larger map" button on the top-left of the map. This will open the same location in a new google map window. Right-click the exact location of your nest, then select "What's here?" from the options. A new pop-up will open at the bottom of your screen, with the coordinates in decimal degrees included. Click the coordinates and they will appear in the search bar at the top-left corner of the map. Copy and paste these coordinates into the coordinates text box in the data entry form below. Questions? Give us a call, we can help you locate the nest.
Please be aware that Bald Eagles are sensitive to human disturbance. Human activities around the nest during sensitive times of the year may cause nest failure or abandonment. Observe the nest from a distance. If you have access to the internet, find the coordinates to the nest is easy using Google Maps