© Judy Lyle
Our nation's symbol is a year-round resident found throughout Florida. However, in late spring many of Florida's eagles head north and return in the fall. From late fall to spring, it is estimated that more than 1,100 pairs of this magnificent raptor breed in Florida. Bald Eagles will reuse the same nest each year; nests are typically built in a tall pine tree near water, but oaks are sometimes used. Bald Eagles feed primarily on fish, but will also eat carrion, birds and small mammals. They will also steal food from other birds, especially Ospreys and crows. Florida has the third largest Bald Eagle breeding population in the U.S. after Alaska and Minnesota.
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For additional articles relating to Bald Eagles, visit FWC's Bald Eagle Management page.
For more information, including a range map and sound recording, visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website.
Bald Eagles will reuse the same nest each year. Nests are typically built in a tall pine tree or other large tree near water.