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Cape Coral eagle pair to get new nest platform

News Release

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

Come next breeding season, a well-known pair of bald eagles that call Cape Coral home will find their preferred cell tower nesting spot a much safer place to raise a family.   

The cell tower at 3937 Palm Tree Blvd., which has hosted the pair of reproducing raptors for about five years, now requires repairs.

The eagle nest will need to be removed from the tower in order to conduct the necessary work. Once tower repairs are complete, a special fiberglass dish will be attached and seeded with material from the old nest in order to allow the eagles to re-nest during the next breeding season.

Repairs to the cell tower are expected to start in mid-July, when there are no eggs or flightless young present in the nest. During the spring of 2016, the eagle pair successfully fledged one chick from this location. In Florida, bald eagles generally nest from October through May.

Permits to move the nest in order to conduct the required tower maintenance have been issued to the cell tower company by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

For more information on bald eagles in Florida, go to MyFWC.com/wildlifehabitats then click “Bald Eagle.”



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