ODNR Wants Our Help To Report Eagle Nests

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I have been following the Eagles by our studios for years off of Dublin Rd. just outside of Grandview and I am here to tell you fellow bird lovers, that ODNR needs out help!

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking citizen scientists for help tracking down bald eagles here in Ohio.

People can submit sightings at wildohio.gov/reportwildlife through March 31. Bald eagles typically lay their eggs from mid-February to late March. Early spring is a good time to look for eagle nests because the trees are still bare, so visibility is better.

Only four nesting pairs were reported in Ohio in 1979. But partnerships among the ODNR, Ohio zoos, wildlife rehabilitation centers and concerned citizens helped bald eagle populations steadily increase. A lot of which were born here.

The bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007 and from Ohio’s list in 2012.

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