Photo Courtesy of John McConnell
The Eagle Watch Program provides an opportunity for the public to become involved and educate themselves about the nesting habits of the Bald Eagle while assisting the City and State in collecting valuable data. The Eagle Watch Program also reduces staff time spent for monitoring and documenting eagle behavior. City staff will continue to monitor and inspect nesting sites throughout the duration of the Bald Eagle nesting season, but will have supplemental data provided through the Eagle Watch Program.
The City of Cape Coral’s new Eagle Watch Program started during the 2011-2012 nesting season to augment the current eagle monitoring practices. Approximately 25 volunteers attended the initial meeting and received a brief training lesson on the nesting behaviors that Bald Eagles exhibit during the nesting season. The volunteer group assists in monitoring and documenting the behavior of Bald Eagles throughout nesting season, which officially runs from October 1 to May 15 or until the eagles fledge.
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