Earth Tech Environmental ecologists recently completed a bald eagle monitoring project in Collier County. Due to a roofing construction project nearby, bald eagle monitoring was required 3 days/week to ensure the eagles were not disturbed during the construction. This particular nest was located in a dead slash pine tree on a golf course in urban south Naples.
Bald eagles are year-round breeding residents in Florida and nesting (breeding) season occurs from October 1st – May 15th. The pair of eagles monitored by Earth Tech Environmental were observed mating and building their nest throughout the construction period.
In addition to the bald eagles, many other native Florida wildlife species were observed around the golf course.
While bald eagles were removed from the Endangered Species List in 2007, they remain protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. ETE staff is qualified to monitor bald eagles, shorebirds, and other protected species. Be sure to report sightings of threatened and endangered wildlife to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Call ETE today for your monitoring needs!