Game and Fish asking for bald eagle nest sightings


North Dakota’s Game and Fish department needs your help finding active bald eagle nests. 

The department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings. 

There are an estimate 240 active bald eagle nests across the state.

Observers are asked to not disturb the nest and to stay a safe distance away. Foot traffic may disturb the bird, likely causing the eagle to leave her eggs or young unattended. 

Eagles are incubating eggs in April, and it’s easy to distinguish an eagle nest because of its enormous size. 

Eagle nests are observed in more than three-quarters of the counties in the state, mostly near streams and mid- to large-sized lakes. However, they are also found in unique areas such as shelterbelts surrounded by cropland or pasture.

Nest observations should be reported online to the Game and Fish website either through email or their website (

CLICK HERE to report a bald eagle sighting —>

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