Bald eagles Haliaeetus leucocephalus use an artificial nesting platform near to an unsuccessful former nest in Florida, USA


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Provide artificial nesting sites for raptors

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for raptors

    A small study in Florida, USA (Marion et al. 1992), found that a bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus pair successfully used a nest on an artificial platform built in June 1989. The pair fledged two chicks from the nest on the platform in 1990 and attempted nesting again in 1991, although the second attempt was disrupted by heavy traffic below the platform and was not successful. The platform was made of plywood, measured 1.5 x 1.5 m and was erected on a power pylon, <1.5 m to the site of several unsuccessful nesting attempts. A nest of loblolly pine Pinus taeda branches was also provided on the platform.


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