General Information

Photo of a soaring Bald EagleFlorida has one of the densest concentrations of nesting eagles in the lower 48 states, with over 1,000 nesting pairs.  Concentrations of nesting territories are clustered around several significant wetland systems throughout the state.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and others have monitored the population of nesting bald eagles in Florida for over 30 years.  To learn more about bald eagles in Florida, please review the highlights section below.


View a brief description of the bald eagle's history and status in the State of Florida.

The bald eagle has a long history of conservation efforts.  A summary of current conservation efforts and a historical perspective on bald eagle conservation are provided here.

Nest Locations: Not a Mobile-Enabled Link
Bald eagle nesting territories are located throughout Florida.  View a map of nesting territory locations currently known to the FWC.

General Biology:
Bald eagle's have some biological characteristics that are unique to Florida.  View a summary of bald eagle biology specific to Florida here.

Identification Tips:
Want to know how to identify a bald eagle?  Visit this page to learn about identifying mature and juvenile bald eagles.

Bald Eagle FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
View a list of frequently asked questions regarding bald eagles in Florida, the new state law, the FWC Bald Eagle Management Plan, and the existing federal laws.

For more information regarding bald eagles, consider visiting:
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Bird Guide External Website
USFWS Division of Migratory Birds - Bald Eagle Website External Website

FWC Facts:
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