Pennsylvania Bald Eagles
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Thank you for joining us in celebrating a thriving bald eagle population in Pennsylvania. We are grateful to HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Codorus State Park, and our other partners for their involvement in the success of this live stream. Enjoy! And, be aware that, at times,
nature can be difficult to watch.
NOTE: This is an exciting time at the Hanover
eagle nest. While we appreciate concerns regarding the safety and security of
the eagles, we remind everyone that the microphone has the potential to pick up
every-day sounds of human activity in the area. The nest was built after the
homes were already present and eagles have nested here for several years
without signs of disturbance from activity at the homes. We must recognize that
if the eagles did not feel safe here, they would not be here; they would have selected a new nest location.
Images presented on this live stream are the property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and may be used for educational and non-commercial purposes, and to assist news media in promoting Game Commission news and wildlife. The agency expects all images to be accompanied with photo credit (example: "Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, and Comcast Busniess.")
During the nesting season, bald eagles are sensitive to disruptions such as loud noises and sudden movements. The Pennsylvania Game Commission encourages eagle watchers to stay at least 1,000 feet from bald eagle nests to reduce stress on the nesting eagles. Before visiting an eagle nest, please review bald eagle nest etiquette.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PENNSYLVANIA WILDLIFE
Donations to the Game Commission and proceeds from all sales bolster the Game Commission's efforts to preserve, conserve and manage Pennsylvania's wildlife resources and habitats. You might enjoy the Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide among other books, calendars, patches, apparel and more.
Visit OurNatureUSA.com to learn about the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647) that would bring stable funding to support Pennsylvania wildlife species in greatest need of conservation, like the Bald Eagle. Read about these species in the Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan.
DOCUMENTARY - CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF RESTORATION
The bald eagle's history in Pennsylvania is a precarious one. Only 30 years ago, we had a mere three nests left in our entire state. With the help of the Canadian government, several agencies including the Pennsylvania Game Commission brought bald eagle chicks back to their states to reintroduce bald eagles to the Northeast. Today, Pennsylvania boasts more than 250 nests. This 22-minute documentary is the story of that success.
Pennsylvania Bald Eagle Webinar - recorded March 25, 2016 (37:25)
Bald Eagle Identification Tips
Bald Eagle Fast Facts
Bald Eagle Watching in Pennsylvania
Bald Eagle Nest Viewing Etiquette
Bald Eagle Wildlife Note
Pennsylvania Bald Eagles poster(PDF)
Educator's Guide to Celebrating Pennsylvania Bald Eagles and Elk (PDF) and more resources for educators.