Bald Eagle Management

Eagles in tree The bald eagle, our national bird, was removed from the imperiled species list on the heels of its remarkable recovery. Here you can find information about the bald eagle management plan Adobe PDF, permitting requirements, eagle biology, and bald eagle nest locations.

Public Notice:

The only financial assurance the FWC is accepting at this time for conservation measure #2 listed in the FWC Bald Eagle Management Plan on pg. 34 is a surety bond. The FWC will not be accepting any other type of bond or any letters of credit until further notice.


If you find an injured bald eagle, or any other injured wildlife, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a program to issue two types of permits that will be used to improve the management of bald and golden eagles under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The two permits are designed to protect public safety and manage activities or projects that may disturb or otherwise incidentally "take" bald or golden eagles or their nests, while maintaining stable or increasing populations. Permits will only be granted when they are compatible with this goal.

For more information please visit the FWC Eagle Permitting page.

Locate an Eagle Nest: Try our new bald eagle nest locator. New features include an interactive map, address search, export functions, and printable maps. Here is the map showing what counties are being surveyed Adobe PDF through the 2010-2011 breeding season.

Bald Eagle Management Fund Donation Update
According to the FWC Bald Eagle Management Plan Guidelines the monetary contribution to the Bald Eagle Management Fund will be updated annually based on the All-Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The donation fee decreased from $35,455 to $35,000 on March 1, 2010. This is based on a decrease in the CPI-U. Please visit for more information on the CPI-U.

Bald Eagle Management Plan Adobe PDF (540KB)

FWC Bald Eagle Management Plan Fact Sheet Adobe PDF (127KB)

Bald Eagle Population Recovery and Management Plan Information Brochure Adobe PDF (1.7MB)

Permitting: Find current information on permitting and determine if a permit is recommended for your project.

FWC Facts:
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