CCB is interested in any eagle nest that is not currently displayed on the Eagle Nest Locator. We ask that you report nests that are unknown to us so that we may add it to the database and include it in future Annual Surveys. The nests within the online database will be updated periodically. If you have observed a nest that is not documented on the CCB Eagle Nest Locator, please provide us with the following:
- Photos of the nest
- Map coordinates of the nest
- Your observations of eagle activity at the nest (number of eagles and behavior)
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. Map eagle nest locations from a distance. If you have access to the internet, mapping a new nest and deriving its geographic coordinates is easiest using a program like Google Maps.
How to find nest coordinates using Google Maps:
Navigate to www.maps.google.com in your internet browser. You can use the box in the bottom left corner to switch between “Map” and “Earth” basemaps.
Zoom into the map until you find the location of the nest tree. Right-click your mouse over the location on the map. From the popup menu, chose “What’s here?”. A window will appear in the upper left containing the coordinates. Copy and paste these coordinates in an email to CCB at email@example.com, along with at least one nest photo and any other observations (number of adults and chicks present, incubating behavior, etc.)