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Golden Eagles routinely maintain several nests in their territory, which they use alternately in different years.

Since 2011, GBBO has been involved in a Golden Eagle nest inventory across Nevada. Using ground-based surveys in combination with Nevada Department of Wildlife’s helicopter surveys, we have been able to confirm 1,175 nest sites and 2,673 nest structures in the state in 2011 and with previous data alone.  Since then, we have continued to fill in areas that were undersurveyed in 2011, and in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno, we have found that more nests were placed in trees than previously thought. We continue our efforts to shed light on the ecology of nesting Golden Eagles through prey surveys and further nest searches.

 Photo: Susan Cooper

Photo: Susan Cooper