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Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) share habitat and nesting sites with ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) and generally tolerate each other. The Great Horned Owl also utilizes these nests to raise their young. How do you identify their nest?


While osprey often prefer building nests at the

top of dead trees or man-made platforms, eagles

build their nests under the leafy canopy of tall,

living trees. Eagles and osprey are great

fishers with nests close to waterways,

although eagles aren’t tied to the water for food.

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