Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Bald Eagle — Great Lakes Habitat

Bald Eagles prefer forested habitat near lakeshores and large rivers, where there is a reliable food supply plus tall trees for nesting, roosting and watching for prey. In prime undisturbed habitat, nests may be spaced from less than one mile to 10 miles or more apart. Bald Eagles do not tolerate much human activity near their nest sites, often deserting nests in areas visited by too many boats or birdwatchers.

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao