Eagle Nest Locations
(Keywords: Birding, Florida)
Nesting Sites in Ft Myers, Cape Coral
The majority of the Eagle population in the Southeastern United States, nests in Florida. Which is great for most Floridians, but for some, the presence of a nest imposes limitations.
Eagles are protected by law and as a result, Real Estate Professionals must consider the location of nests in property appraisals.
It is illegal to harass an eagle, which means you cannot cut down a tree where an eagle nests and there are even building restrictions on property within a certain distance from an active nest.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission maintains an eagle nest location database. Nest locations were determined with the use of aircraft-based Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Interested parties should consult this resource.
Click on the binoculars to see Google Earth displaying nesting locations in Lee County Florida. Did you know you can use the free version to Google Earth to view this GPS map in KML format (see below)?
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GPS Map Detail
File Name: eagle_nest_locations.gpx (28KB), eagle_nest_locations.kml
Revised: 1 August 2005
Class B Data
Waypoints: 63 Nesting locations in Lee County
The GPS map of nesting locations is based on location information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's database at
Recently, two men were sentenced in violation of the Golden and Bald Eagle Protection Act. Both were fined and put on probation for cutting down tree that contained a nest. See: